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John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto; c. 1450 – c. 1500) wis a Genoese navigator an explorer whase 1497 discovery o pairts o North Americae unner the commission o Henry VII o Ingland is commonly held tae hae been the first European sploration o the mainland o North Americae syne the Norse Vikings' veesits tae Vinland in the eleivent century.

John Cabot
Giovanni Caboto
John Cabot in tradeetional Venetian garb bi Giustino Menescardi (1762). A mural pentin in the Sala dello Scudo in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice.
Born c. 1450
Either Castiglione Chiavarese, Republic o Genoa
or Gaeta, Kinrick o Naples
Died c. 1498 or 1500
Naitionality Italian
Ither names Giovanni Caboto, Zuan Chabotto, Giovanni Chabotte, Juan Caboto, Jean Caboto
Thrift Maritime explorer
Kent for first European syne the Vikings tae explore the mainland o North Americae
Releegion Roman Catholic
Hauf-marrae(s) Mattea
Childer Ludovico, Sebastian, an Sancto[1]


  1. "Catholic Encyclopedia "John & Sebastian Cabot"". newadvent. 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2008.