How did Christopher Columbus die?

It has been postulated that he had Reiter's arthritis, dying from a heart attack caused by the condition.
It has been postulated that he had Reiter's arthritis, dying from a heart attack caused by the condition
Christopher Columbus was born between August and October of 1451. He died on May 20, 1506 at the age of 54, from a heart attack. The attack is thought to have been caused by an autoimmune form of arthritis which caused joint swelling, eye disease, and urinary infections. This was deduced based on observer accounts of his symptoms, and his personal writings in his notebook. Although the Spanish monarchs did not honor all financial agreements with Columbus, he was still fairly wealthy from his voyages.

When Columbus died he was still unaware that he had reached the Western Hemisphere (he thought he was on the east coast of Asia).

Christopher Columbus died on May 20th, 1506 from heart attack
It has been postulated that he had Reiter's arthritis, dying from a heart attack caused by the condition.