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Where did prince Henry sail?
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Did Prince Henry the navigator sail any of his voyages?
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Who encouraged explorers from portagle to sail south around Africa?
Where did Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal's ships sail?
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What famous explorer invented the caravel and lighter ships that could sail further and faster?
What was Prince Henry the Navigator's childhood like?
Prince Henry was the third son of King John I of Portugal and his English wife, Philippa of Lancaster. When he was 21, Prince Henry attacked the Muslim port of Ceutha in north Morocco. This successful attack in 1415 inspired Prince Henry to explore Africa, most of which was unknown to Europeans. Prince Henry was determined to see Portuguese sailors sail down the west coast of Africa to find the limits of the Muslim world to find the legendary Christian empire of the priest-king Prester John. In 1419, his father appointed Prince Henry the governor of the province of Algarve. About 1418, Prince Henry started the first school for oceanic navigation along with at a Sagres, Portugal. In this school, people were trained in navigation, map-making, and science, in order to sail down the west of Africa.
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