Under Henry's leadership important developments were made in cartography and navigation, laying the foundation for commerce by sea and the increase in Europe's wealth and power over the following centuries.
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Editors. "Portuguese Prince Henry the Navigator establishes an observatory and a school of navigation". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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