3 pts) describe the impact of the efforts of prince henry the navigator (1418- 1460) on the portugese economy ( 3 pts) what was the impact on intercontinental trade of the successful voyage of vasco da gama (1497- 1499) ( 4 pts) contrast portuguese colonization of africa and asia with that of spain in the new world 3. His love for knowledge and culture was passed to his sons, often collectively referred to by portuguese historians as the illustrious generation (ínclita geração): edward, the future king, was a poet and a writer peter, the duke of coimbra, was one of the most learned princes of his time and prince henry the navigator, the. Henry himself was neither a sailor nor a navigator, his name notwithstanding he did, however, sponsor many exploratory sea voyages in 1415, his ships reached the canary islands, which had already been claimed by spain in 1418, the portuguese came upon the madeira islands and established a.
In 1442 cape branco was sighted by 1444 portuguese explorers had reached the mouth of the senegal river and cape verde was reached the mouth of the gambia river was reached in 1446 in the year that prince henry died (1460) the mountains of sierra leone were sighted by 1469 prince henry's navigators.
Madeira features on an italian portolan chart of 1351 but an accidental sighting by a portuguese navigator, blown off course in 1418, is regarded at the time as a discovery returning in 1420, the navigator (joão gonçalves zarco) finds the island uninhabited and lush prince henry immediately despatches colonists both for.
Infante d henrique of portugal, duke of viseu (4 march 1394 – 13 november 1460), better known as prince henry the navigator was a central figure in the early days of the portuguese empire and in the 15th-century european maritime discoveries and maritime expansion through his administrative direction, he is.
Henry the navigator, portuguese henrique o navegador, byname of henrique, infante (prince) de portugal, duque (duke) de viseu, senhor (lord) da covilhã, ( born march 4, 1394, porto, portugal—died november 13, 1460, vila do infante, near sagres), portuguese prince noted for his patronage of voyages of discovery. The portugal navigator is credited for founding the first navigation school and is considered one of the pioneers in discovery of new lands to know more about his childhood, profile, timeline and career read on share on quick facts also known as: prince henry the navigator, henrique o navegador.