Born on 1394 in Porto Portugal. Early on he was trained to be a good soldier and salesman and when he captured the Muslim city of Ceuta,it proved that he was a good one.When they captured that city it ended up giving Portugal control over shipping in the Mediterranian.
While he was called the Navigator he actually did not go on many voyages and instead organized the.Henry organized 14 voyages and learned trade routes to Africa.
Was his impact positive or negative?
When Henry was trying to take over the muslim city it was because he was trying to get rid of the muslims and trying to spread christianity because he was a "devout christian".
Since Henry didn't really go on voyages and organized them he had to use money,and he organized 14 of them so later on when he eventually died,he owed a lot of money and it ended up taking Portugal 60 years to pay off his debts.
While Henry didn't do much to see him as a negative person he did leave a ton of debt to Portugal so they could spend 60 years paying it off and before that he drive out a whole city of Muslims just because he was christian and didn't like them or their ethnic.