Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus

One of his accomplishments was discovering America. Millions of people lived on this land but it was never claimed. So Christopher Columbus settled across it and the land was now claimed.

Christopher Columbus And His Journey

Down below there is an example of Christopher Columbus' boat.


Where and when he lived....

Christopher Columbus was born October 31st, 1451. He was born in Genoa, Italy. Columbus lived a short life and died after his last voyage on May 20th, 1506.

Queen Isabella and King Ferdiand of Spain sponsored his voyage. They were the only country that had taken him seriously.

The reason Columbus is famous is because without him we wouldn't be calling this land America. He set off with his three ships to claim land. So today this land is called America, because of Columbus.

Interesting FactThe queen and king of Spain made Columbus governor of a new settlement called Santo Domingo. People claimed he was a great explorer but a lousy governor.

Fun FactChristopher Columbus was an english version of his real name, Cristoforo Colombo.

Fun Fact!Columbus' family was part of the extremly poor middle ages.

Interesting FactWhen Columbus was 14 he left school and his fathers wool shop. He went to work in a merchant shop on a trading ship instead.

Fun FactWhen he lived in Portugal him and his brother had a mapmaking and bookselling shop.

Fun FactColumbus was often referred to as the "Father of the New World".


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