Henry the Navigator

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Henry the Navigator

Prince Henry the Navigator (13941460) was a prince from Portugal, the third son of King John I of Portugal. He was called Infante Dom Henrique in Portuguese. He was never a navigator himself. He got his name because he organized many ocean voyages on which lands were found.[1] He is seen as the man who started the Age of Discovery. He is also known for opening a navigation school in Portugal, so tools and ships could be made better. His explorers also discovered the first shipping routes directly from Europe to Asia for the Portuguese monarchy.

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  1. "Most famous for.." www.thornr.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-14.