What year did Prince Henry the navigator start his navigation school?
Prince Henry started the first school of navigation in 1453.
technology. in 1418 prince henry of portugal opened a school of navigation. sailors learned how to sail a new kind of ship called a caravel. they also were mapmakers to help make navigation easier for explorers when they are on their expedition. his aim was to make better ships, maps, and tools for navigation. i just read that whole paragraph out my social studies book its true.
Prince Henry never went deep water! he stayed home and held the fort- or rather Palace, nonetheless he encouraged exploratory navigation and founded a Nautical academy for explorers and navigator. He himself was, err, Ground-bound but did encourage navigation, hence the nickname. He is still a historically popular King or Prince with the Portuguese.