Visual Timeline: John Cabot
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1450 CE - 1498 CE: Life of the explorer John Cabot, aka Giovanni Caboto.
1476 CE: John Cabot becomes a citizen of Venice.
1496 CE: John Cabot is given a royal patent to explore the North Atlantic in the name of Henry VII of England.
1497 CE: Henry VII of England supports John Cabot's pioneering voyage to the eastern coast of North America.
1498 CE: The explorer John Cabot makes his second voyage to the eastern coast of North America. Its outcome is not known.