Asked in Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson
How old was Columbus when he went to sea?
Christopher Columbus's exact birthday isn't known, but is placed between October 31, 1450 and October 30, 1451. At the time of his first voyage in 1492, he was around 40 years old (this was the voyage where he discovered America, on his search for the Indies). At the time of his second voyage in 1493, he was around 41 years old. At the time of his third voyage in 1498, he was around 47 years old. At the time of his...
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, James Cook
How old was Captain Cook when he made his first voyage?
Captain Cook was born on November 7, 1728 in England. He made his first voyage in 1768 when he was 40 years old. ...