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04/03/1394 Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator is born

He is considered an initiator of the age of discoveries. He sponsored voyages, collecting a 20% tax on the profits made by naval expeditions. The explorers financed by Henry used small caravels rigged with lateen sails. They discovered Porto Santo, Madeira, Ras ben Sakka, Senegambia, and Cap-Vert.

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