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.
Bornc. 1450
Either Castiglione Chiavarese, Republic o Genoa
or Gaeta, Kinrick o Naples
Diedc. 1498 or 1500
Ither namesGiovanni Caboto, Zuan Chabotto, Giovanni Chabotte, Juan Caboto, Jean Caboto
ThriftMaritime explorer
Kent forfirst European syne the Vikings tae explore the mainland o North Americae
ReleegionRoman Catholic
ChilderLudovico, Sebastian, an Sancto[1]


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