Prince Henry the Navigator was born onthisday 4th March 1394 A.D. and died 13th November 1460. He was an important figure during the 15 century Portuguese politics and the early foundations of Portuguese empire. Through great administration and direction, regarded as one of the initiators of the Age of Discoveries. Henry was the third child of King John I and had been responsible for early developments in maritime trade and exploration with other continents. Through the exploration of western Africa and Atlantic Ocean and for searching new routes.