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 Henry the Navigator

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Henry the Navigator Famous memorial

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
Plot
Founder's Chapel
Memorial ID
9131341 View Source

Portugese Royalty. The son of John I, King of Portugal, he erected an observatory and school of scientific navigation in Sagres. He sponsored many exploratory expeditions along the West African coast, and the way was prepared for the discovery of the sea route to India.

Portugese Royalty. The son of John I, King of Portugal, he erected an observatory and school of scientific navigation in Sagres. He sponsored many exploratory expeditions along the West 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 ID: 9131341
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9131341/henry_the_navigator: accessed ), memorial page for Henry the Navigator (4 Mar 1394–13 Nov 1460), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9131341, citing Mosteiro da Batalha, Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal; Maintained by Find a Grave .