Henry the Navigator

Better known as Prince Henry the Navigator, this Portuguese prince was responsible for funding the explorations of the African coast in the 1400s. He was also the founder of the University of Lisbon. Many famous explorers sailed under his flag including Vasco Da Gama. His endeavors are in this category.

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What was Prince Henry the Navigator dream?

to find prester john who was a Christan king

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Did Prince Henry make the astrolabe?

No, astrolabes can be traced back to the Greeks in 150 BC, long before Henrys time.

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What is most characteristic of Prince Henry?

He started a school for sailors in Portugal.

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Who is Henry Hager?

Henry Hager is the son of John and Maggie Hager of Richmond, Virginia. John was involved in the tobacco business until he decided to enter politics. He was Virginia's Lt. Governor and is now the Chairman of the Virginia Republican party. Henry is a graduate of Wake Forest University and interned at the White House and worked under Karl Rove for a time until helping with George W. Bush's re-election campaign where he met Jenna Bush sometime in September. They were friends at first because Henry had a girlfriend and started dating late in 2004. He is currently finishing up getting an MBA at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and he and Jenna Bush were married on May 10th, 2008.

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Who was Prince Henry?

There have been a number of men known as "Prince Henry" in European history. For example, currently, Prince Henry (better known in the popular press by his nickname, Prince Harry) is the son of Prince Charles of England. But if you are referring to historical figures, there are several worth noting. One was Prince Henry the Navigator (as he was called by the British), who was a Portuguese explorer in the 1400s. There was also another Prince Henry, from the Netherlands; he lived in the 1800s, and his full name was Prince William Frederick Henry.

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What inspired a rise in exploration?

The rise of exploration was caused by Marco Polo. He had stories of going to graet lands he called china. most people did not believe him though. But when a book called "The Journeys Of Marco Polo" was published it made young exploerers curios about what the woould find. But curiosity wasn't the only reason they went the wanted to become rich. Marco Polo described there being caves with marvelous jewels.

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How did Henry the navigator improve his society?

Helped start European exploration and trade

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Who was Prince Henry the Navigator?

Prince Harry the Navigator was a Portuguese navigator who was responsible in the development of European exploration and also continued the works of Christopher Columbus.

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Why did prince Henry the navigator want to send ships south to Africa?

He wanted a route around Africa to the Asian markets.

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What did Prince Henry the Navigator accomplish that makes him memorable?

He had a school of navigation that trained people like Columbus, so without him the exploration of the new world may have taken longer.

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What voyage did Prince Henry sponsor that he did not go on?

Prince Henry the Navigator did not go on any voyages that he sponsored.

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Why did they call prince Henry prince Henry the navigator?

Prince Henry (harry) is the navigator in the air force

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Was Prince Henry married?

Yes,Prince Henry was married to a beautiful lady named Irene. == ==

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Where did Prince Henry the navigator go on his journey?

northwestern africa

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What type of education did prince Henry have?

apparently he learned reading maps and charts, but can't write. his mother taught extensively from the Bible, in particular Christian principles of morality, or right and wrong. On the other hand, because kingdoms had to be defended through war, he received what was called "bodily training," or an education in how to fight and lead battles.

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Who did prince henry the navigator work for?

No one he was the one who sponsered voyages to the western coast of Africa. He had sailors work for him.

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Who is Henry Sewell?

Henry Sewell is the founder of Sewell's Point, VA.

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Who was the Portuguese prince who founded a navigation school in the 1300s?

Henry better known as Henry The Navigator

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Who was Ruler when Portugal sponsored Henry the Navigator?

The father, brother, and nephew of Henry the Navigator [March 4, 1394-November 13, 1460] successively ruled Portugal during Henry's patronage of exploration. João I [April 11, 1357-August 14, 1433] was King of Portugal and the Algarves [Reino Unido de Portugal e Algarves] at the time that his third child, known historically as Henry the Navigator [Henrique o Navegador], opened the Age of Discoveries [Era dos Descobrimentos] in 1415. João I was succeeded by his oldest son, Duarte [October 31, 1391-September 9, 1438], who ruled from August 14, 1433 until his death. Duarte was succeeded by his oldest son, Afonso V[September 9, 1438-August 28, 1481].

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How were Henry Hudson's voyages different from Spanish voyages?

You should know!

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What day Henry the navigator go on his voyage?

Prince Henry or Henry the Navagator sailed from 1419-1460

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Did Prince Henry the Navigator have any children?

No, in 1420 Pope Martin V made Henry head of The Order of Christ, which involved a vow of celibacy. Which Henry kept, so he never married.

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What country was Prince Henry the Navigator?

Portugal

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What is Prince Henry the navigators full name?

The Infante Henrique, Duke of Viseu

for more info fowlow this link http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Henry_the_Navigator

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Did Henry the Navigator have any siblings?

Yes, Prince Henry the Navigator had 5 brothers.

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