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Was Christopher Columbus Italian?

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09/13/2011

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Though he sailed for the rulers of Spain, Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy sometime between August and October of 1451.

Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2nd Edition. vol. 4 p177

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yes (at least that's what my Italian friends and teacher tell me )

Yes he was born in Italy, he was born on October of 1451 in Genoa, Italy.

He was actually born in the Most Serene Republic of Genoa, so although he may have spoken their language, his nationality would be described as Genoan/