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JOHN CABOT. By: Liz Dorey & Amanda LeBlanc. JOHN CABOT HISTORICAL 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.

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JOHN CABOT

By: Liz Dorey & Amanda LeBlanc


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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.


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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.


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EARLY YEARS

  • John Cabot continued in the family trade as a merchant.

  • He traded spices with the ports of the eastern Mediterranean.


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FAMILY LIFE

  • He married a venetian woman, named Mattea.

  • They had three sons, Ludobico, Sebastiano, and Sancio.


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“JUST LIKE CHRIS”

  • In about 1490, Cabot moved to Valencia, Spain.

  • Like Christopher Columbus Cabot wanted to explore the Atlantic ocean.


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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.


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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.


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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


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CLOTHING

  • They wore conservative clothing.

  • The Cabot women don’t ware their fine jewelry.


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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.


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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.


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THE NEW WORLD

  • John Cabot landed in the new world on June 24, 1494.

  • Where he put up the French and English flags.


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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.


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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.


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LANGUAGE

  • John Cabot spoke the language of his home land. Italian.


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REFERENCES

  • The Matthew

  • John’s map

  • John Cabot

  • John Cabot #2

  • Merchants

  • Giovanni Caboto

  • Family


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Cabot clothing

Cabot leaving

Title page picture

Title page picture #2

The route (map)

Culture

Culture#2

Clothing

REFERENCES


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