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  Henry the Navigator - MSN Encarta
Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), prince of Portugal, noted as the patron of navigation and exploration, born in Oporto.
Henry participated in the capture of Ceuta in North Africa from the Moors in 1415.
Henry's navigators reached Madeira in 1420, sailed around Cape Bojador in 1434, sailed to Cape Blanc in 1441, rounded Cap Vert in 1445, and reached the mouth of the Gambia River in present-day Gambia about 1446.
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 European Explorers: Nenry the Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prince Henry the Navigator was the fifth child and fourth son of King John I (João I) and Queen Phillippa.
Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Henrique) was the son of King João of Portugal, born in 1394.
Henry was born in 1394, the third surviving son of King John of Portugal and a member of a large and diverse family of European royals.
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 Henry the Navigator - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HENRY THE NAVIGATOR [Henry the Navigator] 1394-1460, prince of Portugal, patron of exploration.
Henry's chief importance, however, lay in his notable contributions to the art of navigation and to the progress of exploration, which provided the groundwork for the development of Portugal's colonial empire and for the country's rise to international prominence in the 16th cent.
An explorer's leap of faith; There must be something out there, thought Henry the Navigator as he gazed out to sea from the tip of Portugal in the 15th century.
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 Prince Henry the Navigator
On the death of his brother, King Duarte, Henry acted as intermediary between his brother Pedro, who claimed the regency, and Queen Leonor, to whom it had been left by her husband, and he greatly promoted the success of Pedro's claim.
Though Henry certainly spent much time in the Algarve, of which province he was governor, the centre of his maritime activity was not Sagres or the Villa do Infante, but Lagos, where nearly all the early expeditions were equipped.
The finding of the road to India by Vasco da Gama, which completed Henry's work, and the discovery of America, to which Columbus was inspired by the achievements of Henry and his successors, led to a greater spread of the Faith than the Prince could have imagined.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/h/henry_the_navigator,prince.html   (849 words)

 Amazon.ca: Prince Henry "the Navigator" : A Life: Books: Peter Russell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prince Henry of Portugal (1394-1460), called "the Navigator," is widely known as a precursor of Columbus, a man who helped set the European world on its great global adventure, and a paragon of learning who established the first school devoted to the art and science of navigating the open seas.
Henry was one of the individuals at the root of this turnaround.
Henry is not to be glorified, and in fact Russell's portrait is quite damning; he was a stubborn, greedy, violent man responsible for killing and enslaving countles Africans.
www.amazon.ca /Prince-Henry-Navigator-Peter-Russell/dp/0300082339   (1806 words)

 Henry the Navigator
Prince Henry (properly the Infante Dom Henrique) was born in 1394, the third son of King João of Portugal.
Henry seems to have communicated his enthusiasm to the people of Oporto: the shipbuilders and other craftsmen worked day and night, and the citizens gave up eating meat so that it could be preserved for the expedition.
Henry was at the slave-market, and received his fifth share but at once offered it to the Church - his pleasure was in the thought that these poor souls could be saved from perdition.
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 Reviews in History: Prince Henry 'the Navigator'. A Life
Henry, as Russell shows, was well aware of the financial advantages of sugar production, and he had an uncanny understanding of the fact that Italian merchants were keen, in the early to mid-fifteenth century, to lessen their dependence on eastern Mediterranean sugar and to exploit sources of sugar in western areas such as Granada.
Broadly, Henry’s schemes can be understood as four projects: one, to gain for himself the crown of Granada or at least a slice of Granadan territory, was completely at odds with Castilian interests, though maybe that was why it appealed to a prince who had an obsessive hatred of Castile.
Throughout Henry’s career, Morocco continued to fascinate and attract Henry, who was present at the fall of Alcácer-Ceguer, a not very important fortress between Ceuta and Tangier) to the Portuguese in 1458, as he had been at the fall of Ceuta forty-three years earlier.
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 Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator (1394­1460), prince of Portugal, noted as the patron of navigation and exploration, born in Oporto.
Henry's navigators reached Madeira in 1420, sailed around Cape Bojador in 1434, sailed to Cape Blanc in 1441, rounded Cape Verde in 1445, and reached the mouth of the Gambia River in present­day Gambia about 1446.
The greatest fame of John's reign, however, rests on the work done under the direction of his son Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal, in exploring the African coast for an eastward route to the Indies.
www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu /antillians/henry.html   (1893 words)

 Sagres - History
It was to this place that the Infante D. Henrique, Prince Henry the Navigator, came in the 15th century to work on his obsession to push back the frontiers of the known world, and opened the phase in Portuguese history called The Discoveries.
Under Henry's patronage, a community of brilliant scholars came here to teach and to study, and accumulated and correlated nautical knowledge as it was brought back by captains of successive voyages to hitherto unknown places.
Henry lived in the vicinity of Sagres for most of his life and this is where he died on November 13, 1460 at the age of 66.
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 Henry the Navigator
Henry of Portugal, surnamed the "Navigator", Duke of Viseu, governor of the Algarve, was born at Oporto on the 4th of March 1394.
In 1424-25 Prince Henry attempted to purchase the Canaries, and began the colonization of the Madeira group, both in Madeira itself and in Porto Santo; to aid this latter movement he procured the famous charters of 1430 and 1433 from the Portuguese crown.
In 1445-46, again, Dom Henry renewed his earlier attempts (which had failed in 1424-25) to purchase or seize the Canaries for Portugal; by these he brought his country to the verge of war with Castile; but the home government refused to support him, and the project was again abandoned.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Henry the Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Henry the Navigator HENRY THE NAVIGATOR [Henry the Navigator] 1394-1460, prince of Portugal, patron of exploration.
Duarte DUARTE [Duarte], 1391-1438, king of Portugal (1433-38), eldest of the five sons of John I. He was a philosopher-king, notable for his legal reforms and as the author of O leal conselheiro [the loyal counselor].
Early Navigational Techniques In ancient times, mariners navigated by the guidance of the sun and stars and landmarks along the coast.
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 Discoverers Web: Henry the Navigator
Henry was born in 1394 as one of the sons of the Portuguese King John I, founder of the Aviz dynasty.
It is sometimes thought that Henry was looking for a searoute to India, but, although he might have been, this certainly wasn't the main reason for his expeditions.
Henry established himself in Sagres, on the southwestern tip of Europe, far away from the court in Lisbon.
www.win.tue.nl /cs/fm/engels/discovery/henry.html   (770 words)

 Mappa.Mundi Magazine - Locus - Prince Henry, The Navigator
Henry's mother was Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt; Henry was cousin to three English kings, all also named Henry (IV, V, and VI), and his aunt was married to the king of Castile.
Henry desired "to make increase in the faith of our lord Jesus Christ and bring to him all the souls that should be saved." He also sought the court of Prester John, the mythical Christian king said to live in Asia.
Henry the Navigator's captains explored the Atlantic islands and the coast of Africa to an extent never before attempted; by sending out ships and soldiers he made Portugal into a world power with colonies in Africa, India, and South America.
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 Henry the Navigator Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Born at Oporto on March 4, 1394, Henry was the third son of John I of Portugal and Philippa of Lancaster.
Henry's first sponsored voyages of exploration were to the Atlantic islands of Madeira and Porto Santo (1418-1419); colonization followed.
During Henry's disastrous attempt in 1437 to conquer Tangier, the Moslems roundly defeated the Portuguese and took Prince Henry's younger brother, Fernando, as a hostage against the return of Ceuta.
www.bookrags.com /biography/henry-the-navigator   (1039 words)

 Prince Henry the Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On one of Henry’s trips he had to turn back because his crew was scared of a huge sea monster would eat them up.
Two of Prince Henry’s squires came to him one day and begged him to bring them on an expedition with him, Henry agreed and they were going to sail as far south as they could and report what they saw.
One of the squires left on a little island with some settlers and lived there, but he was sad about leaving Henry so he gave him a doe rabbit, which had a litter of baby rabbits during the voyage.
bg016.k12.sd.us /Explorers/prince_henry.htm   (286 words)

 European Voyages of Exploration: Prince Henry the Navigator
Prince Henry the Navigator was the fifth child and fourth son of King João I (John I) and Queen Philippa.
Prince Henry and his brothers began to think of an alternate plan that would enable them to win their spurs in a time of peace with the Castilians and the Spaniards.
Prince Henry organised an invasion force and when Portuguese ships, under the command of King João I, entered Ceuta in 1415, the city was unprepared and fell to the Portuguese with relative ease.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/henry1.html   (668 words)

 >HENRY the Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Henry was the third son of John I, King of Portugal, and Philippa, daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
Henry the Navigator established a navigational school in southern Portugal where he employed Arab, Jewish and Italian geographers and astronomers to produce the best maps in Europe.
Henry was made grand master of the Order of Christ in 1420, after which the pope awarded him Madeira, the Azores and parts of the West African coast.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/ppersons5_n2/henrynav.html   (119 words)

 Prince Henry "the Navigator"
Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history.
Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire’s collapse.
Russell demonstrates the degree to which Henry was motivated by the predictions of his astrologer—an aspect of his career little known until now—and explains how this innovator, though firmly rooted in medieval ways of thinking and behaving, set in motion a current of change that altered European history.
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 Prince Henry the Navigator Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The great age of exploration and discovery was inaugurated by the Portuguese, and the first important figure in the story is Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), a member of the royal family.
While Henry was interested in the conversion of the captured African natives to Christianity, others were interested only in the profits to be made from them.
The last of Henrys voyages (though it actually did not take placeuntil after the princes death) reached a point somewhere on the coast of what is now Liberia.
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 Prince Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prince Henry of Portugal (1394-1460) was called the Navigator not because he went to sea himself, but rather because he encouraged exploration in the early 15th century.
Henry's early expeditions were unprofitable and he needed a way to change that.
In Prince Henry's day the way to get rich was by finding and grabbing new land, hopefully land that had no people living on it, or at least people who were not able to fight back.
ntap.k12.ca.us /whs/projects/history/princehenry.html   (368 words)

 Prince Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prince Henry had three major goals in his life: explore unknown lands, spread Christianity to the continents of Asia and Africa, and lastly he wanted to find an ocean route around Africa to Asia.
The most interesting and important feature about Prince Henry’s voyages is that he didn’t said on any voyages yet he was indespensable to the explorations he nevigated.
As was explained earlier prince Henry actually played and impotant role on the attacks on the Muslim stronghold, Ceuta, in Morocco.
www.wadsworth.k12.oh.us /central/Explorers/Henry.htm   (779 words)

 Henry the Navigator
Henry was one of the sons of King John I of Portugal.
I encountered Henry for the first time in the books of history but, when in 1999 I went to Portugal, I was not prepared for a second meeting so emblematic.
However, the most intense experience was the visit to the harbour, to the estuary of the Tajo and, finally, to the monument dedicated to Henry, to the navigators and to the discoveries.
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 Henry the Navigator
Henry, son of King John I of Portugal, earned the respect of his countrymen early in life by his bravery in the Battle of Ceuta (1415), a victory over Muslim forces that allowed European forces to establish their first permanent position in North Africa.
Henry’s greatest contribution was the establishment of a government-sponsored institute at Sagres, which maintained a school, an observatory, and a base for exploratory ventures at nearby Lagos.
Henry the Navigator Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Henrique) was the son of King João of Portugal, born in 1394.
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 AllRefer.com - Henry the Navigator (Spanish And Portuguese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Henry the Navigator, Spanish And Portuguese History, Biographies
Henry the Navigator 1394–1460, prince of Portugal, patron of exploration.
One of his navigators rediscovered the Madeira Islands (1418–20), and by degrees the west coast of Africa was explored.
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