Facts About Christopher Columbus  

Christopher Columbus one of the most popular explorers throughout the world as well as the colonizer touring across the whole of the Atlantic Ocean is known for discovering American Continents. He is known for the contribution towards the establishment of an association between the Europeans and the indigenous Americans.

Given below are some facts about this popular explorer:

  • Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in the year 1451. He belonged to a middle class family.
  • He was a student at the ‘Prince Henry’s School of Navigation’ in Portugal.
  • He had reddish hair and was a light eyed person. There is no such authentic portrait of this explorer which is quite an irony.
  • Columbus was hired for helping Rene I in the year 1470 in his mission of conquering Kingdom of Naples.
  • He served as business agent in Genoa in the year 1473.
  • With his brother’s help, he made a plan of traveling to Indies covering east and south Asia in the year 1480.
  • Christopher began his sailing with his first voyage which he started off on 3rd of August, 1492. He left from Palos with his two ships.
  • His started off with his second voyage in the month of September in 1493.
  • He explored several places such as Gulf of Paria and Margarita Islands in his 3rd voyage during the year 1498.
  • With the passage of time, Christopher Columbus grew quite religious and he claimed to be hearing some divine voices.

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Negative-Thing-About-Christopher-Columbus      Christopher Columbus is quite popular as the founder of America. He is celebrated in the month of October, but he basically had not gone to the mainland, which was the US, till his 3rd voyage in the year 1498. He is also recognized as the earliest European explorer reaching America though there are sources that illustrate that he was not the only earliest explorer to do so. There are indications of people exploring the place even before 1492. More..




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