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Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460

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Personal name headingHenry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460
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Variant(s)Henry, the Navigator, 1394-1460
Henryk, Żeglarz, książę, 1394-1460
Henri, le Navigateur, 1394-1460
Heinrich, der Seefahrer, 1394-1460
Henrique, O Navegador, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460.
Henrique, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460
Henrique de Aviz, 1394-1460
De Aviz, Henrique, 1394-1460
Associated countryPortugal
Birth date1394-03-04
Death date1460-11-13
Place of birthPorto (Portugal)
AffiliationOrder of Christ
Profession or occupationExplorers Princes
Found inL'impero degli odori, c2001: p. 3 (Henrique de Aviz; b. 1394 in Oporto; d. ca. 1460 in Lisbon; navigator famous for his explorations in the Atlantic)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Henry the Navigator; Infante Henrique; Duke of Viseu; Henrique; explorer, military leader, prince; born 04 March 1394 in Oporto, Portugal. He received an extensive education in theology, philosophy, and the liberal arts; led a Portuguese invasion of the Moroccan port city of Ceuta (1415); led an attack against the Moroccan port of Tangier (1437); assisted in the capture of Alcacer, Morocco; was head of the Military Order of Christ, a Portuguese brotherhood of knights (1420); supervised the colonization of the Azores (1439-1448); approved the capture and sale of West African slaves in Lagos (1444); set the foundation for Portuguese imperial ventures in North and sub-Saharan Africa. He died 13 November 1460)