04/03/1394 Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator is born
Portugal's Prince Henry "The Navigator"
prince henry the navigator
Minute History- Age Of Exploration Part 1
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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