Where did Christopher Columbus sailed from?
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a western route to what wascalled "The Indies (China, Japan and the Spice Islands) so thatSpain could trade with those regions without dealing with thePortuguese monopolies along the eastern route or the Islamic statesalong the Silk road. He thought the world was… much smaller than itis, so didn't expect to find a new continent. Indeed he neverrealised that he had found somewhere new, he thought he had arrivedat China or the Indies. Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to Asia to maketransportation more profitable. He was trying to find a westernroute, a quicker trade route, to get spices and riches for Spainand impress the monarchs who had sent him. Columbus mistakenlybelieved the Atlantic Ocean was much smaller than it really is, andwhen he first landed on an island in the Bahamas, believed he hadreached the East Indies. When he saw the dark-skinned people(Native Americans), he called them "Indians" It was a totalaccident. A: He wanted to find a knew way to getto the east. He thought it was faster. It is reported he had read the works of Marco Polo. I think hewanted fame and riches and that was his primary reason. he sailed to the US because he was looking for a new route to getto India but instead he found the US. Thats why native americansare considerd Native/ Indian Americans. he called them "los indios"meaning "the indians" because he thought he had found India. ( Full Answer )
The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus ( left ) believed he would reach the east if he sailed west. Christopher Columbus was looking for a shortcut to India to get spices.
He is Italian but when he asked the king and Queen of Italy they said no. so he went to Spain to ask king Fernando and Queen Isabella. At first they said no but then they won the Reqonquista against the moors which lasted 800 years then the wanted more land to conquer this was there opportunity
Columbus was in search of the western passage to India, in order toincrease the speed with which Europe could trade with Asia.
Although Christopher Columbus was Italian in nationality, he sailedunder the commission of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.On the evening of 3 August 1492, Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera in Huelva, Spain. Spain
He technically sailed for the West Indies and China. What he didn't know was that the landmass that is now called the Americas were blocking the way.
Christopher Columbus's ships were the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. They sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World.
Christopher Columbus was sailing to find a shorter or faster way to get to India. He decided to go straight and that's when he found America and when he saw the native Americans he called them Indians because he thought he was in India. p.s. any questions about history ask me No .... Christopher C…olumbus wanted to find a shorter way to Asia ( Full Answer )
It took Christopher Columbus 2 months and 3 weeks to sail from Spain to America
christopher Columbus tried to sail of the tip of Africa. although he didn explore it his crew mates did The Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad, and other islands in the Caribbean. He landed on the the South American mainland on his fourth voyage, but never set foot on the mainland of North America. Columbus wa…s born and grew up in Italy, and lived in Portugal until his voyages were funded by the King and Queen of Spain. (for more information, see the related link) On the first voyage, he traveled from Spain to Hispaniola. In 1492, Christopher Columbus intended to set sail for India, but his calculations were wrong and he ended up discovering a whole new continent. He refused to believe this, but later on after he died, Amerigo Vespucci renamed the new continent America, after himself. America the new world He started his journey in Spain and found an island he called Hispaniola, which we know to be in the Caribbean. ( Full Answer )
His voyages were funded by Isabella I of Castile, Spain. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click under the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.
Christopher Columbus sailed on the Nina, Pinta and Santa Mariaboats. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 on these 3ships.
Italia explorer, Christopher Columbus set sail on three ships.These were named the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina.
Christopher Columbus made his first voyage in 1492, whichsubsequently led to the discovery of America by Europe. He thenembarked on two more voyages in 1493 and 1498.
Christopher Columbus (an Italian Jew) could have been responding to Queen Isabella's proposed expulsion of all Jews from Spain.
The explorer Christopher Columbus had made four trips across theAtlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, 1493, 1498 and then in 1502. Hewas determined to find a direct sea route west from Europe to Asia,but he never did. Instead, he stumbled upon the Americas
Columbus made four voyages to the area of the West Indies. The first (1492) to Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Bahamas. The second (1493) to these islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Antilles. The third (1498) to the northern coast of South America, before returning to Hispaniola. Columbus was accused o…f criminal cruelty and he and his brothers were jailed in Spain in late 1500, but they were ultimately exonerated. His fourth voyage (1502-1504) weathered two hurricanes but explored the Central American coast of Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The expedition's ships were wrecked and they spent a year stranded on the island of Jamaica. ( Full Answer )
He sailed to Cuba, the Bahamas and some parts of North America like Canada and the U.S.A!
Yes, Christopher Columbus sailed three ships and the smallest one was the Pinta, I think.
Caravels, I should imagine. I know the Nina and the Pinta (sp?) were both caravels, but the Santa Maria was a larger class of ship. Caravels were great for exploration, as they had a shallow draft, allowing them to sail in much shallower water(could even sail up some deep rivers) and as such, I shou…ld imagine that they would be what any explorer would use. The flagship Santa Maria had the nickname La Gallega. It was a nao, which simply means "ship" in old Spanish; today, we might call such a ship a carrack. She was fat and slow, designed for hauling cargo, not for exploration. Some sources say that the Santa Maria was about 100 tons. I saw the copy of the ship that used to be moored at the Barcelona harbour, and it is pretty scary to think that she was the biggest of the three ships that sailed to the unknown in 1492. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_type_of_ships_did_christopher_Columbus_use#ixzz23hgHQVOB ... ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus set sail looking for new ocean routes to reachthe far east for trade. He expected to come to shore in India.
Christopher Columbus set sail with a fleet of three ships. Theseships were the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
because he he very lonely and people didnt under stand his auitherityer to the us. ex. mr. herbert hi there!
On August 3, 1492 , colombus and a crew of nearly 90 sailed from Spain on 3 ships.
He sailed across the ocean to find the Americas because Queen Isabella of Spain asked Columbus
this question is incorrect.. christopher Columbus sailed 3 ships to the new world. they were the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria
As far as we know, the Native Indians were the first people to ever live in America. If anyone sailed to America before, we may never know. But as far as facts and history tells us, yes, Christopher Columbus was the first person (or European) to ever sail to the Americas..
Spain He set sail from Spain but sailed looking for the New Land. Instead he discovered the West Indies. Believing these islands were India, he named them the West Indies.
the ocean of oceans but of oceans of lakes from rivers with monters in them with lake ontario............. atlantic
Columbus led his three ships - the Nina , the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492. His objective was to sail west until he reached Asia (the Indies) where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited. His first stop was the Canary Islands where the lac…k of wind left his expedition becalmed until September 6. Once underway, Columbus benefited from calm seas and steady winds that pushed him steadily westward (Columbus had discovered the southern "Trades" that in the future would fuel the sailing ships carrying goods to the New World). However, the trip was long, longer than anticipated by either Columbus or his crew. In order to mollify his crew's apprehensions, Columbus kept two sets of logs: one showing the true distance traveled each day and one showing a lesser distance. The first log was kept secret. The latter log quieted the crew's anxiety by under-reporting the true distance they had traveled from their homeland. This deception had only a temporary effect; by October 10 the crew's apprehension had increased to the point of near mutiny. Columbus headed off disaster by promising his crew that if land was not sighted in two days, they would return home. The next day land was discovered. A New World is Revealed Columbus's journal of his first voyage to America has been lost. However, we do have an accurate abstract of the journal written by Bartolome de las Casas in the 1530s. Las Casas was an historian and Columbus's biographer who had access to the original journal of the voyage. We join Columbus's account as his expedition approaches the islands of the Bahamas. Throughout the account, Columbus refers to himself in the third person as the "Admiral": "Thursday October 11 The course was W.S.W., and there was more sea than there had been during the whole of the voyage. They saw sand-pipers, and a green reed near the ship. Those of the caravel Pinta saw a cane and a pole, and they took up another small pole which appeared to have been worked with iron; also another bit of cane, a land-plant, and a small board. The crew of the caravel NiÃ±a also saw signs of land, and a small branch covered with berries. Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs. The run until sunset was 27 leagues. After sunset the Admiral returned to his original west course, and they went along at the rate of 12 miles an hour. Up to two hours after midnight they had gone 90 miles, equal to 22 1/2 leagues. As the caravel Pinta was a better sailer, and went ahead of the Admiral, she found the land, and made the signals ordered by the Admiral. The land was first seen by a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana. But the Admiral, at ten o'clock, being on the castle of the poop, saw a light, though it was so uncertain that he could not affirm it was land. He called Pero Gutierrez, a gentleman of the King's bedchamber, and said that there seemed to be a light, and that he should look at it. He did so, and saw it. The Admiral said the same to Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the fleet as inspector, but he could see nothing, because he was not in a place whence anything could be seen. After the Admiral had spoken he saw the light once or twice, and it was like a wax candle rising and failing. It seemed to few to be an indication of land; but the Admiral made certain that land was close. When they said the Salve, (Salve Regina) which all the sailors were accustomed to sing in their way, the Admiral asked and admonished the men to keep a good look-out on the forecastle, and to watch well for land; and to him who should first cry out that he saw land, he would give a silk doublet, besides the other rewards promised by the Sovereigns, which were 10,000 maravedis to him who should first saw it. At two hours after midnight the land was sighted at a distance of two leagues." Columbus ordered the three ships to halt and wait for daylight before venturing further. His journal continues: "Friday October 12 The vessels were hove to, waiting for daylight; and on Friday they arrived at a small island of the Lucayos, called, in the language of the Indians, Guanahani. Presently they saw naked people. The Admiral went on shore in the armed boat, and Martin Alonso Pinzon, and Vicente Yanez, his brother, who was captain of the NiÃ±a. The Admiral took the royal standard, and the captains went with two banners of the green cross, which the Admiral took in all the ships as a sign, with an F and a Y and a crown over each letter, one on one side of the cross and the other on the other. Having landed, they saw trees very green, and much water, and fruits of diverse kinds. The Admiral called to the two captains, and to the others who leaped on shore, and to Rodrigo Escovedo, secretary of the whole fleet, and to Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, and said that they should bear faithful testimony that he, in presence of all, had taken, as he now took, possession of the said island for the King and for the Queen his Lords, making the declarations that are required, as is now largely set forth in the testimonies which were then made in writing." Shortly after landing, many of the island's inhabitants assembled on the beach and Columbus gave them gifts of red hats and beads. The natives reciprocated with gifts of parrots, cotton and other goods. In describing the natives, Columbus wrote: "They go as naked as when their mothers bore them, and so do the women, although I did not see more than one girl. They are very well made, with very handsome bodies, and very good countenances." ( Full Answer )
Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to Asia to make transportation more profitable. He was trying to find a western route, a quicker trade route, to get spices and riches for Spain and impress the monarchs who had sent him. Columbus mistakenly believed the Atlantic Ocean was much smaller t…han it really is, and when he first landed on an island in the Bahamas, believed he had reached the East Indies. When he saw the dark-skinned people (Native Americans), he called them "Indians" It was a total accident. A: In the Bible,the earth is described as a Sphere, not a flat circle like most believed at the time. Christopher Columbus read this, believed it, and then set out to gain fame, fortune and the notoriety of society's most influential by sailing around the earth. Odd that no one ever seems to elaborate on the bible's accuracy in this account. He wanted to find a knew way to get to the east. He thought it was faster. It is reported he had read the works of Marco Polo. I think he wanted fame and riches and that was his primary reason. Please see the Related Question below. ( Full Answer )
Columbus landed in Hispaniola and not North America. He left from Spain and it took him 32 days before sighting land.
he sailed for king ferdinand II nd queen isabella of spain so i think he sailed for spain.
no but i need the answer this website doen't give me nothin go to Google.com :)
If you had a strong enough telescope at a far enough distance from the earth, then theoretically, yes. It is the same as looking into deep space and seeing events that took place millions and even billions of years ago. ALTHOUGH no technology like this exists on earth at this time.
Christopher Columbus did not come anywhere near Canada. You might be confusing Christopher Columbus with John Cabot.
Christopher Columbus asked for too much. Way to much money, and though he wanted to sail under the flag of Italy, he wanted to be king of the land he found. SO he sailed for Spain. Answer 2 Because there was no such country as Italy at the time. Christopher Columbus was a citizen of the Republi…c of Genoa (Italian: Repubblica di Genova ), but Genoa refused to sponsor the voyage. His actual name was: Cristoforo Colombo ; in Italian and CristÃ³bal ColÃ³n ; in Spanish. ( Full Answer )
Pedro Alonso Nino was the black man who sailed with Columbus. He was of African and Spanish descent
He was trying to get to India faster by the northwest passage so Spain & other countries could trade with India and countries around India. .
America of course! He thought it was India, since he was trying to find a trade route to India which would be quickest! :P
NO he sailed from spain to cuba but he thought cuba was america.... Fania answered this question for all yall people dat noe me.....
Columbus had wanted to find a water route to Asia, but ended up on an island called Hispaniola. This was a small island off the coast of Porto Rico with a tribe of Native Americans. He thought he had landed in India. Hence, the name "Indians." His trip was very unsuccessful and the King/Queen were n…ot happy when he returned. He had promised gold for the treasury and came back with no gold. In his 4 total trips he made he was a total failure and on his last trip he was shipwrecked for over 2 years before he was saved. He died a broken unhappy man leaving his son to file a suit against the crown. His son never did gain all that was promised his father. ( Full Answer )
The Caribbean islands the first voyage of Christopher Columbus landed-in the present day area of the Bahamas this island areas is in the Caribbean.
He should have sailed west or else he probably couldn't have sailed AROUND the world. He sailed west to find a route to Asia, and to prove that when you go west, you can hit Asia, to prove the world was round, i think. Then he hit America, naming the Native Americans "Indians" because he thought he …was already in Asia. ( Full Answer )
His last voyage was in 1502-04 and he was stranded on an island off the coast of Porta Rico. He was there for 2 years with his youngest son. When he was finally rescued he was sick and died in 1506. He was buried in Seville, Spain. So, you could say he quit sailing in 1504.
Columbus never sailed on the Mayflower--an English ship which sailed in 1620--long after his death. He never stepped foot on the North American continent. His exploration is said to have taken place in 1492 with three ships. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria were his ships for that voyage and… a few others. ( Full Answer )
It depends on which of the three ships that he brought with him on his first trip. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
Yes, though he himself was not Spanish, Christopher Columbus was paid by the Spanish government to explore the Atlantic Ocean, in hopes of finding new resources to be brought back to Spain.
No. Christopher Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria in 1492. The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower in the 1600, many years later.
Although he was Italian, he sailed under the flag of Spain. He waslooking for a better trade route to India but instead landed in theCaribbean islands.