John Cabot information

John Cabot

John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto known in Italian, c. 1450 - c. 1499) was an Italian navigator and explorer 1497 the discovery of parts of North America is generally regarded as having been the first European encounter with North American continent from Nordic Vikings in the eleventh century. The official position of the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom is that landed on the island of Newfoundland.