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Henry was the third surviving son of king john i and his wife philippa sister of king henry iv of englandhe was baptized in porto and may have been born there probably when the royal couple was living in the citys old mint now called casa do infante princes house or in the region nearby another possibility is that he was born at the monastery of lea do bailio in lea de palmeira . Henry the navigator came from a struggling royal family that found exploration and expansion to be a source of income regeneration while the exact figures are unknown in his later life he received funds from several sources that included the portuguese successors to the knights templar. Henry the navigator portuguese henrique o navegador byname of henrique infante prince de portugal duque duke de viseu senhor lord da covilh 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 among the madeira islands and along the western coast of africa. Henry the navigator a 15th century portuguese prince helped usher in both the age of discovery and the atlantic slave trade. The biography prince henry the navigator will need some re writing in order to be memorable the casual reader may find this book hard to get excited about once reading begins the books subject prince henry is a legend of the late medieval portuguese court and his exploits furthered the portuguese empire and established a colonial legacy good or bad that remains today in western africa