What are Christopher Columbus's dates of birth and death?
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He was born in 1451, the actual date is not known but it's believed to be between 25th August and 31st October.
Christopher Columbus was a slaver trader. He was also considered to be greedy and a cheapskate, once refusing to grant a promised reward to the sailor who first spotted land on his 1492 voyage. He was hated by his contemporaries and colonists and several attempts were made on his life.
Become a great explorer by discovering a shortcut to the wealth of Asia, and in so doing, become wealthy himself.
Christopher Columbus's goal was to see if he had sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean that he could get to Asia.
Christopher Columbus was trying to get to the spice islands (specifically Japan), but since he didn't know of the existence of America, he ended up landing in the West Indies.
first it was Felipa Perestrello Moniz but then she died then he married Dona Beatriz Enriquez De Arana
Christopher had three brothers-Bartholomew, Giovanni Pellegrino, Giacomo (also known as Diego) and one sister, Bianchinetta.
Christopher Columbus' main goal was to find gold and othertreasures. The fact that he found a completely new land to settlewas not something he intended.
In Spanish, his name is really Cristoforo Colombo.. Here is a site that can enlighten you no many facts, myths, etc., this site has some "sub-sites with-in the site, so check them all out for your research, here is an excerpt from one of the sub-sites:. FACT: At the end of the 15th Century, most …everyone knew the earth was a sphere. What was in question, however, was the size of the earth--its circumference. Columbus underestimated the size of the earth by one-fourth. MYTH: Queen Isabella sold the crown jewels to pay for Columbus' voyage. FACT: The queen may have suggested this at some point, but her financial advisers assured her that there were other ways to finance the enterprise. One way was to make the city of Palos pay back a debt to the crown by providing two of the ships. Another way was to get Italian financial backing for part of the expenses. The crown had to put up very little money from the treasury. MYTH: The crew of the three ships on the voyage of discovery was made up mainly of criminals and nare-do-goods. FACT: The crew was primarily comprised of seasoned sailors from the towns of Palos and Moguer, Spain, thanks to the efforts of the Pinzon brothers. Just in case Columbus might have had trouble attracting a crew, the crown did offer amnesty to criminals. However, only four criminals were on board: one a convicted murderer (he killed a man in a quarrel); the other three, accused of freeing him from prison. . http://historymedren.about.com/library/who/blwwcolwebbio.htm (MORE)
Christopher Columbus had two boys named Diego and Fernando. Hisoldest son was Diego who was born in 1479 or 1480. His other sonFernando was born in 1488.
The entire American continent, both north and south America. Many of the estimates of how big the earth was were way smaller than reality. He arrived at what he thought was India, but was way short of the real place.
The "discovery" of the New World by Christopher Columbus changedthe history of the world completely. This is not to say thatColumbus himself was that important -- he was just the firstEuropean to reach the New World in circumstances that allowed formajor colonization to happen. So it was not the "di…scovery" thatmattered so much as the colonization. Columbus's "discovery" allowed the period of colonization to begin.This had a number of important effects. From our perspective asAmericans, the eventual creation of the US is probably the mostimportant of these effects. By "finding" the New World, Columbusstarted its European colonization. This eventually ended upallowing the US to be created. The creation of the US helped, amongother things, to move much of the world towards democracy. It alsoled to the development of what is now the world's only superpower. A world without the United States is impossible to imagine today.The existence of the US was made possible by the "discovery" ofAmerica and that is, therefore, one of the ways in which Columbus'sdiscovery changed history.then he pooped his pants (MORE)
Christopher Columbus' father was Domenico Colombo. His grandfatherwas Giovani Colombo. Columbus had a brother named Bartholomew. Hismother was Susanna Fontanarossa.
Christopher Columbus's contributions include advancements ingeography and his discovery that the world was much smaller thanpeople thought. He established colonies, crude forms of government,and was the first to permanently settle many different lands.
The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus . His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and in Spanish it is CristÃ³bal ColÃ³n.
Either the Nina or the Pinta but i know the santa MAria was the biggest
He faced: . Running out of food and water . His crew wanting to turn back and also wanting to killhim. . His boat actually started to fall apart on his first voyage butit quickly got fixed up and Christopher Columbus and his crew wereable to sail fine after that. They had to keep observing t…he boatto see if anything was broken so it could be fixed earlier so itcouldn't grow to bigger problems. . He also didn't have a map, all he had was a compass and anastrolabe. . He wrote in his diary in 1492: Lavinia, "We ate biscuit which was a powder swarming with worms. It smelt of rats. ... We ate sawdust from the boards." . Risks of contracting scurvy, caused by lack of vitamin C foundin fresh fruits and vegetables . Running out of fresh food and water . Lack of wind-if the sea was too calm, the boats would not havebeen able to progress . Weather challenges (storms, rain, etc.) . He was robbed and the Santa Maria was abandoned (MORE)
Right now many historians are not sure. A recent theory is that his name was either stolen from a man named Columbus or he made it up. The new theory points out that he was Spanish and not Italian, he wrote in Spanish, and he was married to a Noble Spanish woman. This theory also goes on to point ou…t that it was possible that his family were politically against the King and the Queen and to get the funds for his trip he took on the persona of Columbus. When I read about this theory it made sense to me because a man who is a high noble would write in Spanish and be married to a woman of the same level. A man of a lower level wouldn't have these things. To determine he was Spanish they have taken bone fragments of his son and are doing DNA testing. (MORE)
Christopher Columbus is the Anglicized name of the Spanish explorer Cristoforo Colombo, who also called himself Cristoforo Colon. Cristoforo's father's name was Domenico Colombo; his mother's maiden name was Susanna Fontanarossa.
Christopher Columbus departed on his first voyage from the port of Palos (near Huelva) in southern Spain, on August 3, 1492, in command of three the NiÃ±a , the Pinta and the Santa Maria . His crew mostly came from surrounding towns such as Lepe and Moguer. Columbus called first at the Canar…y Islands, the westernmost Spanish possessions. He was delayed there for four weeks by calm winds and the need for repair and refit. Columbus left the island of Gomera on September 6, 1492, but calms again left him within sight of the western island of Hierro until September 8. Columbus had expected the voyage to take four weeks, but that deadline came and went without sighting land. The crews of his ships became restless and some argued that a return to Spain was in order. On October 10, Columbus struck a deal with his men: if no land was found in the next three days, they would turn back for Spain. At two hours past midnight on October 12, land was sighted by Rodrigo de Triana (also known as Juan Rodriguez), a sailor aboard the Pinta . Columbus went ashore the next morning at an island he called San Salvador, which the natives called Guanahani. The identity of his landfall island is in dispute, but it was most likely one of the Plana Cays in the Bahamas. At Guanahani, Columbus met and traded with the Native Americans of the Lucayan tribe. He also kidnapped several of the natives to act as guides before leaving two days later. He stopped at three other islands in the Bahamas over the next two weeks, which he named Santa Maria de la ConcepciÃ³n , Fernandina , and Isabela . These are most likely the Crooked-Acklins group, Long Island, and Fortune Island, respectively. His final stop in the Bahamas was at the Ragged Islands, which he called the Islas de Arena (Sand Islands). Following the directions of his native guides, he arrived at Bariay Bay, Cuba on October 28. The inter-island track of Columbus's first voyage, in red. Modern placenames are in black bold. Columbus's placenames are in blue italic. Columbus spent fruitless weeks in Cuba searching for gold, or for the Chinese civilization he had read about from Marco Polo. He reached as far west as Cayo Cruz on October 31 before north winds and increasing frustration caused a change of plan. His kidnapped Native American guides had indicated that gold was to be found on another island to the east, so Columbus reversed course. While sailing north of Cuba on November 22, MartÃn Alonso PinzÃ³n, captain of the Pinta , left the other two ships without permission and sailed on his own in search of an island called "Babeque" or "Baneque", where he had been told by his native guides that there was much gold. Columbus continued his exploration of Cuba with the remaining two ships, rounding the eastern end and reaching as far as Punta Guayacanes before he arrived at Hispaniola on December 5. On Christmas Eve, the flagship Santa Maria grounded on a reef near Cap Haitien and sank the next day. Columbus used the remains of the ship to build a fort on shore, which he named La Navidad (Christmas). But the tiny NiÃ±a could not hold all of the remaining crew, so Columbus was forced to leave about 40 men behind to await his return from Spain. He departed from La Navidad in the NiÃ±a on January 2, 1493. Now down to just one ship, Columbus continued eastward along the coast of Hispaniola, and was surprised when he came upon the Pinta on January 6. Columbus's anger at PinzÃ³n was eased by his relief at having another ship for his return to Spain, and by the fact that PinzÃ³n had finally found the long-sought gold nuggets in the bed of a local river. The two ships departed Hispaniola from Samana Bay (in the modern Dominican Republic) on January 16, but were again separated by a fierce storm in the North Atlantic on February 14; Columbus and PinzÃ³n each believed that the other had perished. Columbus sighted the island of Santa Maria in the Azores the next day. After a run-in with the local governor, he arrived at Lisbon on March 4, and finally made it back to his home port of Palos on March 15, 1493. Meanwhile, PinzÃ³n and the Pinta had missed the Azores and arrived at the port of Bayona in northern Spain. After a stop to repair the damaged ship, the Pinta limped into Palos just hours after the NiÃ±a . PinzÃ³n had expected to be proclaimed a hero, but the honor had already been given to Columbus. PinzÃ³n died a few days later. The transatlantic track of Columbus's first voyage, drawn on an isogonic chart showing compass declination during 1492-93 according to the CALS3K magnetic model of Korte & Constable 2003. Negative numbers indicate westerly declination in degrees, while positive numbers are easterly. CALS3K is the only magnetic model that has been shown to correctly replicate both of Columbus's first two voyages. (MORE)
Christopher Columbus actually had 4 voyages. His first voyage began on August 3, 1492 and reached land on October 12. He sailed back 3 more times. Although the dates are unknown, we do know when he was deceased, which was in 1506.
His voyage was a huge success as they found gold, silver, and many other treasures mainly from Mexico and Peru.
He liked fishing, swimming with his father, and gardening. He wentto Pavia Univirsity, which is still here in 2014.
Yes he did have a family he was the eldest of 5 siblings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He had two children both boys with 2 diffrent woman!!!!!!
he was kind to every body but the native americans so they shot himwith bow and arowws and he died when he was 2.
There are records that indicate Filipa, the wife of ChristopherColumbus, died in 1485. Others have speculated that he justabandoned her and left for Portugal without her.
His voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the Island of Hispaniola, initiated the process of Spanish colonization and foreshadowed the general European colonization of the New World.
yo get a book they are very useful. but i think he visits central America
Christopher Columbus was a greedy, arrogant, cruel man who only quested for the Americas for personal gain. Current school systems have portrayed a larger than life image of Columbus. His greed and cruelty are shown in his claim that he was the first person to sight the Americas, since there was a s…ubstantial reward from Queen Isabella to the person who spotted new land, when the actual sighter of land was a lookout named Rodrigo. Columbus's cruelty was also shown in his treatment of the natives of the Americas. He enslaved and eventually killed off the original natives of the land he discovered. (MORE)
Columbus's trip affected him because when he was supposed to go to Asia for the gold, jewels, and spices he landed in America instead.
On Christopher Columbus's ship there were many jobs such as . Ship's carpenter . Ship's doctor . Sail maker . And a very busy cook who has to cook for the whole ship!! I hope i have helped you with your question! Thank you for choosing my answer. J.L.D x
Christopher Columbus discovery was the new land he found whom will be belonged to the queen and kinq of Spain which is America whom he thought was Asia. He never actually made it to mainland America though, only the West Indies.
I heard he was Jewish, which explains why he left to explore in 1492. Queen Isabella called for the inquisition, kicking out and executing all Jews and Muslims in 1492, which coincides with when Columbus left Spain.
Most Historians and Scholars agree that Columbus was Genoese . However, there are many other theories out there, ranging from the possible to the outrageously bizarre. Here are just a few, Luis Ulloa, a historian from Peru, claims in a book that Columbus came from the Catalan speaking area of Eur…ope. Seraphim G. Canoutas, a Greek scholar, claims that Columbus was Greek. The linguist Estelle Irizarry, claims that Columbus was a Spanish Jew. Simon Wiesenthal postulated that Columbus was a Sephardi (Spanish Jew). PatrocÃnio Ribeiro claimed in a book that Columbus was Portuguese. Manuel da Silva Rosa, an information technology analyst and amateur historian, claimed in a book that Columbus was Polish. Norwegian Tor Borch Sannes has speculated that Columbus was Norwegian. And my favourite, Alfonso Ensenat de Villalonga claimed that Christopher Columbus was "the son of shopkeepers not weavers and he was baptised Pedro not Christopher" and "his family name was Scotto, and was not Italian but of Scottish origin". (MORE)
Christopher had three brothers-Bartholomew, Giovanni Pellegrino, Giacomo (also known as Diego) and one sister, Bianchinetta. Read more:
No one knows exactly, somewhere between August 25 and October 31 in 1451 in Genoa (Italy).
One of Christopher Columbus's main problems he didn't understandthe size of the world and went the wrong way. He went west to goeast. He was also a very greedy, mean man. He cheated his ownsailors out of the promised reward for spotting land. He stated hesaw a light the night before and therefore he… was the first to spotland and kept the reward. He cut off the hands of the natives hefound because they didn't bring him enough gold. Finally, he did NOT discover America. He found Hispaniola and thought it wasIndia until the day he died. (MORE)
He was born in 1451, the actual date is not known but it's believed to be between 25th August and 31st October.
Christopher Columbus's mother was most likely Susanna ofFontanarossa, who lived from 1435 to 1489. Very little is known ofher, including her occupation, other than the fact that she marriedDomenico Colombo in 1445 and had five children. Even fewer factsare known about her after 1484.
Christopher Columbus died in May 20, 1506 in Valladolid, a historic city in north-central Spain.
Gold, fame, and wealth. He wrote in his journal " Gold is most excellent. He who possesses gold may do all he wishes in this world."
To be an exploer.and to go on a jouney.last to go to the west to get spices and bring them back
Assuming the trip of which you speak is the first voyage, Columbus first returned to known territory in February of 1493 when he visited the Portugeuse Azores. He initially was warmly welcomed, but later locals detained ten of Columbus' men and tried to make an arrest of Columbus. After much argumen…t, Columbus left and anchored at another island. When Columbus returned, there had been a change of heart and the men were returned. After that, Columbus stopped over in Lisbon Portugul for over a week, then finally returned to Palos Spain. See the related link below for full details of the incident at the Azores. (MORE)
Columbus did not exactly have teachers. He taught himself in the beginning, but most of his help was passed from his father. Hope this helped! :D -Cara
Columbus's greatest adventure was to America. He said he discoveredit when actully Vikings got there over 500 years before he did.
Some say that it was successful because he discovered the land and gold. In addition, Christopher Columbus used the Native Americans by asking for their gold, asking for their goods, and taking everything they had.
Historians report he was the son of a wool comber and was suppose to be in the same trade, but at 14 he went to sea. As early as 1474 he thought of sailing west to get to India. Today, there some historians who believe that he was actually from a wealthy Spanish family who were political rivals of t…he king and queen. They think this because he wrote in Spanish, was married to a wealthy Spanish woman ( a poor man wouldn't have been able to make this match/marriage), and that he was educated. Very few were educated in his time unless they were wealthy. He may have taken the persona of "Columbus" so he could gain favor from the king and queen for his idea/adventure to find India with a sea route. (This actually makes sense to me when you add up the facts we know about him.) (MORE)
8. Christopher Columbus wasn't the the first one to discover the New World vikings were.
How his family didn't have info money until the king told him to go and explore the world with some friends and some mysteries inthe world that he found in orth america which then lead to becoming a very important person in europe and in history.
His father was Domenico Colombo , a middle-class wool weaver who worked both in Genoa and Savona and who also owned a cheese stand at which young Christopher worked as a helper.