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John Cabot 1455?-1498?. By: Willow C. Sarah S. Malia W. Early Childhood & Personal Information. John Cabot was born in Genoa, Itlay in around the 1450’s, but the actual date is unknown. John Cabot’s real name was Giovanni Caboto .

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John cabot 1455 1498

John Cabot1455?-1498?

By: Willow C.

Sarah S.

Malia W.

Early childhood personal information
Early Childhood &Personal Information

  • John Cabot was born in Genoa, Itlay in around the 1450’s, but the actual date is unknown. John Cabot’s real name was Giovanni Caboto.

  • John Cabot learned from sailors, he didn’t go to school when he was a kid. The sailors tought cartography, navigation, astronomy, math, and seam ship.

  • John Cabot moved to Venice, Italy when he was 11 yrs old in the 1460’s.

  • John Cabot’s nationality is Italian. His families trade was to fin fathers and go on expeditions.

John cabot s family life
John Cabot’s Family Life

  • When John Cabot was 24 yrs old he married a woman named Mattea.

  • After a couple years of being married they had three sons named, Ludovico Cabot, Sebastiano Cabot, and Sancto Cabot.

Travel routes
Travel Routes

  • John Cabot sailed from Bristol Harbor in England in the Matthew to Labrador, Canada.

  • He sailed with a crew of 18 men on May 2,1497 and returned to Bristol Harbor on August 6, 1497.

  • He landed in Newfoundland, Canada.

  • He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.

Purpose of expeditions
Purpose of Expeditions

  • John Cabot’s purpose to explore was to find a new land for most Europeans to live on and since he was a kid and growing up with explorers he wanted to become one.

  • When John Cabot went on expeditions he had wealthy merchants from Bristol, England.

Results of expedition
Results of Expedition

  • On June 24th, Cabot reached the eastern coast of present Canada.

  • He claimed the land for England.

  • He found green forests and lots of fish but not any Asian cities.

Impact of expedition
Impact of Expedition

  • The impact of John Cabot’s expedition was claiming lands for a European nation.

  • Another impact was spreading disease.

How did he interact with the native americans
How did he Interact with the Native Americans?

  • John Cabot didnt see any Native Americans.

  • When he made his first voyage to Canada he did not see and or find what are called the Beothuk people.

John cabot s motives
John Cabot’s Motives

  • John Cabot’s motives were to find a route to Asia and to find riches.

  • Another motive of John Cabot’s was to find beef.

Importance of his discovery
Importance of his Discovery

  • The importance of his discovery was that Europeans could move to North America.

  • Europeans could go to Newfoundland to look for spices.

Obstacles that john cabot faced
Obstacles that John Cabot faced

  • There were lots of storms at sea, and a lack of fresh water.

  • Sometimes food would get moldy and infested with insects those who ate it would get sick.

  • Also, a condition called scurvy killed many sailors.

  • Scurvy is caused by not having enough Vitamin C.

Important facts about john cabot
Important Facts about John Cabot

  • John Cabot was adopted.

  • John Cabot studied sailing for 10 yrs.

  • On John Cabot’s second voyage he took 5 ships carrying 500 people.

  • His son Sebastian Cabot was a famous explorer also.