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When did Columbus find america?

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2011-10-10 15:56:14

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.

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