Prince Henry the Navigator

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Dark Ages

1383

During the Dark Ages, Portugal and the rest of europe had little money or government.

Born

March 4, 1394

Prince Henry the Navigator was born in Porto, Portugual.

Gold from Africa

1415

After fighting in a civil war in Northern Africa, Prince Henry brought back tons of gold and fortune.

Navigation School

1418

Prince Henry started a navigation school where children learned science, map making skills, and navigation skills.

Cape Verde

1455 - 1460

Prince Henry sailed to the tip of Africa, Cape Verde. Before this Europe thought Africa went on for ever.

Death

Nov 13, 1460

Prince Henry the Navigator died.