Henry the Navigator

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Henry the Navigator

1394-1460.
Prince of Portugal who led military campaigns in North Africa and directed voyages that spurred the growth of Portugal's colonial empire.

Henry the Navigator

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(Biography) 1394–1460, prince of Portugal, noted for his patronage of Portuguese voyages of exploration of the W coast of Africa
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We dined at the Dom Henrique (there he is again, and there's a statue nearby) at their slightly more chilled roof terrace.
The World's Longest Concrete Arch Bridges Sean Opened Bridge Location (meters) Year Bloukrans South Africa 272 1983 Gladesville Australia 305 1964 Jiangjiehe China 330 1995 Krk-1 (east span) Croatia 390 1980 Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman United States 323 2010 Ponte da Amizade Brazil/Paraguay 290 1964 Ponte Infante Dom Henrique Portugal 280 1964 Wanxian China 425 1997 Yongning China 312 1996 SOURCE: WWW.
He was enmeshed in an effort to consodidate the right of the Portuguese Crown to control access to the south Atlantic and to the "Indies," a right recently granted by the Papacy to the King Dom Afonso V and his uncle, Infante Dom Henrique, as a reward for services rendered to God and Church.
The bull Romanus Pontifex established a power-relations blueprint for the entire early stage of the overseas expansion, by granting the right of access, conquest, and commerce to the Portuguese Crown and to Infante Dom Henrique (Henry the Navigator), as a reward for their past services and in recognition of their moral and religious reliability in dealing with non-Christians.
FOR a bloke who seldom left his Portuguese homeland, the Infante Dom Henrique, Duke of Viseu (1394-1460) - that's Prince Henry in English - managed to establish a reputation as one of the most visionary of armchair travellers.
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Cartas de merce or de doacao, were documents over the royal signature (and between 1433 and 1460 by Dom Henrique as administrator of the Order of Christ to which king Dom Duarte had granted sweeping authority over the Madeiran archipelago and other islands) which set out terms by which the crown ceded to selected individuals rights (with some exceptions such as quintos and dizimos) and jurisdiction over certain overseas territories, with specific privileges and benefits, conditional on such individuals assuming responsibility for settlement and colonization inter alia.
After the death (1460) of Dom Henrique, colonization of Faial was entrusted to Jacob von Hurter, a native of Nuremberg.
The prince regent's attempts to maintain Portuguese neutrality, Silva Lisboa also argued, reflected not only his "Character" but also the "Example of his most glorious Predecessors", Dom Henrique and Dom Manuel, who, as Barros established, together with Portuguese colonial governors, excelled at "the ways and arts of establishing peace".