JOHN CABOT By: Liz Dorey & Amanda LeBlanc
JOHN CABOTHISTORICAL BACKGROUND • John Cabot was an Italian born English explorer. • He was born around 1455, in Gaeta, Italy • In Italy he was known as Giovanni Caboto.
GIOVANNI • By 1461, Cabot was living in Venice, where he became a citizen. • He moved to England in 1495. At the request of King Henry IIV of England.
EARLY YEARS • John Cabot continued in the family trade as a merchant. • He traded spices with the ports of the eastern Mediterranean.
FAMILY LIFE • He married a venetian woman, named Mattea. • They had three sons, Ludobico, Sebastiano, and Sancio.
“JUST LIKE CHRIS” • In about 1490, Cabot moved to Valencia, Spain. • Like Christopher Columbus Cabot wanted to explore the Atlantic ocean.
FIRST VOYAGEHOUSING AND TRAVEL • Cabot sailed to Canada in 1497 • His ship was called Matthew • He landed near Labrador Newfoundland (or Cape Brenton Island). The exact location is unknown.
The MatthewHOUSING AND TRAVEL • The Matthew was a barque just under 100 tons manned by a crew of 18, led by John Cabot. • It sailed from Bristol in may 1487. • Its known to have a triangular lateen sail.
HOW THEY ADAPTED • Cabot and everyone had thought that a new route to Asia had been found. • Approximately one month later he landed on the eastern shores of north America (nfld). • In 1497 he traveled back realizing this was prime location • Thus forming a lasting bridge between the old world and the new
CLOTHING • They wore conservative clothing. • The Cabot women don’t ware their fine jewelry.
MAP OF GEOGRAPHIC AREA • Looking for a shorter route to Asia John Cabot set sail in 1497. • But he accidentally found nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
M.O.G.A. VOYAGE #2 • Between 1499 – 1500, John Cabot and crew set out once again. • Thus reaching the east coast of north America and Greenland.
THE NEW WORLD • John Cabot landed in the new world on June 24, 1494. • Where he put up the French and English flags.
His hero is the Venetian explorer Marco Polo CULTURE • John Cabot was a citizen of the Republic of Venice • His hero was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo. • He was a poor man so he worked in the Bristol fishing industry.
RELIGIOUS PRACTICES • He was a Roman Catholic. • His church believed that they where apart of the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ • He grew up learning his religion in & out of church. ex. Text book reads from school.
LANGUAGE • John Cabot spoke the language of his home land. Italian.
REFERENCES • The Matthew • John’s map • John Cabot • John Cabot #2 • Merchants • Giovanni Caboto • Family
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