Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator

Birth
Porto, Porto Municipality, Porto, Portugal
Death 13 Nov 1460 (aged 66)
Sagres, Vila do Bispo Municipality, Faro, Portugal
Burial Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal
Memorial ID 9131341 · View Source
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Portugese Royalty. The son of John I, King of Portugal, he erected an observatory and school of scientific navigation in Sagreews. He sponsored many exploratory expeditions along the W African coast, and the way was prepared for the discovery of the sea route to India.

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 20 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9131341
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry the Navigator (4 Mar 1394–13 Nov 1460), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9131341, citing Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria, Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .