John Cabot

  • Jan 1, 1450


    (exact date of birth not known.)
    He was born around 1450 in Genoa Italy.
  • Jan 1, 1461

    Moving and Getting job

    (exact date not known)
    Moved to Venice with his family and went into trading spices.
  • Jan 1, 1474


    (exact date not known)
    Married a girl named Mattea. They had 3 sons, Ludovico Sebastiano and Sancto.
  • Mar 28, 1476


    Became a citizen of Venetian, and was naturalized.
  • Jan 1, 1490

    Sea port

    Moved to Bristol, England's sea port.
  • Mar 5, 1496


    King Henry the VII gave him permission to explore islands that he could take over.
  • May 2, 1497


    Boards the ship Matthew to sail accross the Atlantic, hoping to find a passage to the Indies and China.
  • Jun 9, 1497


    Arrives at at either Cape Breton Island or Labrador.
  • Jun 26, 1497

    Homeward bound

    Starts on sailing back home.
  • Aug 6, 1497


    He returned home and was given a gift of £10 for having discovered some new land. The king also gave him a pension of £20 a year.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Labrador's Land

    The fleet raches the east coast of Greenland. He named the area,Labrador's Land
  • Feb 3, 1498

    Another Journy

    Given permission to take another voyage. Made a fleet of 5 ships and 300 men.
  • Jun 11, 1498


    Iceburgs made the journy hard. Some of the crew mutinied and refused to proceed North. He turned south along the coast of Greenland. He crossed the Davis Strait to Baffin Land to Newfoundland and followed the coast Nova Scotia and New England.
  • Jul 25, 1498


    The fleet sailed along the east coast of America past Newfoundland. One of the ships had damage and had to go to an Irish port. The rest of the 4 boats continued to sail.
  • Jan 1, 1499


    This is when John Cabot died.