While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. — John Adams

John Cabot

1450–1499
Civilization: European — Genoa
   Field of Renown:  explorer — N. America
Era:  Renaissance

First discoverer of North American Mainland. Sailed for England rather than Italy.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
New Home of Liberty  in  The Story of Liberty  by  Charles C. Coffin
John Cabot and his Son Sebastian  in  A First Book in American History  by  Edward Eggleston
Early Dicoverers  in  Canada: Peeps at History  by  Beatrice Home
How the Flag of England Was Planted in New World  in  This Country of Ours  by  H. E. Marshall
Westward! Westward! Westward!  in  Our Empire Story  by  H. E. Marshall
English Explorers  in  American History Stories, Volume I  by  Mara L. Pratt
Follow the Leader  in  The Discovery of New Worlds  by  M. B. Synge
Cabot Sails to Newfoundland  in  A Book of Discovery  by  M. B. Synge
Henry VII, Columbus, and Cabot  in  The Tudors and the Stuarts  by  M. B. Synge


Image Links


Sebastian Cabot, by Holbein
 in Indian History for Young Folks

Cabot and his two counts
 in A First Book in American History

Cabot returns to England
 in A First Book in American History

Sebastian Cabot
 in John and Sebastian Cabot

Cabot and His Ship Leaving Labrador
 in Builders of Our Country: Book I

Sebastian Cabot When an Old Man
 in Builders of Our Country: Book I