When did Columbus find america?
When Did Columbus 'Discover' The Americas? 1492? Not according
to Ruggero Marino, who claims that Columbus actually reached
America in 1485. The conventional view is that Columbus set sail on
the first of his four great voyages in 1492, having been sponsored
by Ferdinand II and Isabella I of Spain. Marino argues that there
was an earlier, and wholly successful voyage, financed by Pope
Innocent VIII and his relatives, the Medici family. Marino
continues, claiming that when Innocent died the new Pope, Alexander
VI, gave the 'rights' and information to the leaders of his native
Spain, prompting Columbus's, apparently better known, journeys.