Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus


LifeChristopher Columbus was born in Genoe, now known as Italy, in 1451. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a poor weaver. Columbus had three brothers and one sister. Columbus’s birth place of Genoe was a thriving seaport. He learned much about the tales of sailors and their voyages, and he went to sea at an early age of 14.

First Voyage- Columbus set sail on August 3rd, 1492, after getting sufficient funding from the Spanish monarchs with the ships: the Santa Maria, Nina, and the Pinta. 104 men were also gathered to be in his crew. The ship set across the Atlantic and the journey took five weeks. During the trip many of his men died from hunger, thirst and diseases.Columbus went on to sail in three more voyages which included Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Margarita, and Hispaniola.


Legacy Columbus settled with his son after his voyages and wrote two books. One of which, entitled Book of Prophecies used Bible passages to mark his accomplishments as an explorer in alignment with Christian eschatology. Columbus later died on May 20th, 1506.


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