Where did Christopher Columbus start and go to?
Spain and America
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Christopher Columbus was an explorer and anavigator. He is well known for his exploration of going out west. .
Christopher Columbus (31 October 1451 - 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, andnavigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy.Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completedfour voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general Europeanawareness of the A…merican continents in the Western Hemisphere.Those voyages and his efforts to establish permanent settlements inthe island of Hispaniola initiated the process of Spanishcolonization, which foreshadowed the general European colonizationof the "New World." In the context of emerging western imperialism and economiccompetition between European kingdoms seeking wealth through theestablishment of trade routes and colonies, Columbus' far-fetchedproposal to reach the East Indies by sailing westward received thesupport of the Spanish crown, which saw in it a promise, howeverremote, of gaining the upper hand over rival powers in the contestfor the lucrative spice trade with Asia. During his first voyage in1492, instead of reaching Japan as he had intended, Columbus landedin the Bahamas archipelago, at a locale he named San Salvador. Overthe course of three more voyages, Columbus visited the Greater andLesser Antilles, as well as the Caribbean coast of Venezuela andCentral America, claiming them for the Spanish Empire. Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach theAmericas (having been preceded by the Norse expedition led by LeifErickson,) Columbus's voyages led to the first lasting Europeancontact with America, inaugurating a period of European explorationand colonization of foreign lands that lasted for severalcenturies. They had, therefore, an enormous impact in thehistorical development of the modern Western world. Columbushimself saw his accomplishments primarily in the light of thespreading of the Christian religion. The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicization of the LatinChristophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Kristoforo Colombo,and in Spanish it is Cristobal Colon. Columbus was born between 25August and 31 October 1451 in Genoa, part of modern Italy. Hisfather was Domenico Colombo, a middle-classed wool weaver whoworked both in Genoa and Savina and who also owned a cheese standat which young Christopher worked as a helper. Christopher's motherwas Susanna Fontanels. Bartolomeo, Giovanni Peregrine and Giacomowere his brothers. Bartolomeo worked in a cartography workshop inLisbon for at least part of his adulthood. Columbus never wrote in his native language, which is presumed tohave been a Genie's variety of Liberian. In one of his writings,Columbus claims to have gone to the sea at the age of 10. In 1470,the Columbus family moved to Savina, where Domenico took over atavern. In the same year, Columbus was on a Genoese ship hired inthe service of Renie I of Anjou to support his attempt to conquerthe Kingdom of Naples. Some modern historians have argued thatColumbus was not from Genoa, but instead, from Catalonia, Portugal,or Spain. These competing hypotheses have generally been discountedby mainstream scholars. In May 1476, he took part in an armed convoy sent by Genoa to carrya valuable cargo to northern Europe. He docked in Bristol, England;Gala, Ireland and was possibly in Iceland in 1477. In 1479 Columbusreached his brother Bartolomeo in Lisbon, while continuing tradingfor the Centurion's family. He married Felipa Monies Priestley,daughter of the Porto Santogovernor and Portuguese nobleman ofGenoese origin Bartolomeo Peristyle. In 1479 or 1480, his son DiegoColumbus was born. Between 1482 and 1485 Columbus traded along thecoasts of West Africa, reaching the Portuguese trading post ofAlumina at the Guinea coast. Some records report that Filippa diedin 1485. It is also speculated that Columbus may have simply lefthis first wife. In either case Columbus found a mistress in Spainin 1487, a 20-year-old orphan named Beatriz Enrique DE Adriana. Columbus was not a scholarly man. Yet he studied these books, madehundreds of marginal notations in them and came out with ideasabout the world that were characteristically simple and strong andsometimes wrong kind of ideas that the self-educated person gainsfrom independent reading and clings to in defiance of what anyoneelse tries to tell him. Ambitious, Columbus eventually learned Latin, as well as Portugueseand Castilian and read widely about astronomy, geography, andhistory, including the works of Ptolemy, Cardinal PierreDilly'sImago Mind, the travels of Marco Polo and Sir JohnMandeville, Pliny's Natural History, and Pope Pius II's HistoriaRerum Ubique Gestarum. According to historian Edmund Morgan, Columbus sailed for King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain.On his first trip, Columbus led an expedition with three ships, theNina, the Pinta , and the Santa Maria (captained by Columbus), andabout 90 crew members. They set sail on Aug. 3, 1492 from Palls,Spain, and on October 11, 1492, spotted the Caribbean islands offsoutheastern North America. They landed on an island they calledGuantanamo, but Columbus later renamed it San Salvador. They weremet by the local Taine Indians, many of whom were captured byColumbus' men and later sold into slavery. Columbus thought he hadmade it to Asia, and called this area the Indies, and called itsinhabitants Indians. Throughout his life, Columbus also showed a keen interest in theBible and in biblical prophecies and would often quote biblicaltexts in his letters and logs. For example, part of the argumentthat he submitted to the Spanish Catholic Monarchs when he soughttheir support for his proposed expedition to reach the Indies bysailing west was based on his reading of the Second Book of Esdras(see 2 Esdras 6:42), which Columbus took to mean that the Earth ismade of six parts of land to one of the water). Towards the end oflife, Columbus produced a Book of Prophecies in which his career asan explorer is interpreted in the light of Christian eschatologyand apocalyptic. While exploring the islands in the area and looking for gold toloot, Columbus' men traveled to the islands of Hispaniola (nowdivided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Cuba, and manyother smaller islands. On the return trip, the Santa Maria waswrecked, and the captain of the Pinta sailed off on his own to tryto beat Columbus back. Columbus returned to Spain in the Nina,arriving on March 15, 1493. Christopher Columbus also took theNative Americans back to Europe, and they became slaves eventhought the Native Americans were nice and respectfully to Columbusand his people. But Columbus didn't care how the Native Americansacted to him and his group. All Columbus cared was how wealthytheir mother country was. There was also two people who joinedChristopher's voyage. They were the Pinzon Brothers. These brotherswere Spanish sailors, explorers and fishermen, natives of Palos dela Frontera, Huelva, Spain. All three, Martin Alonso, FranciscoMartin and Vicente participated in Christopher Columbus's firstexpedition to the New World (generally considered constituting thediscovery of the Americas by Europeans) and in other voyages ofdiscovery and exploration in the late 15th and early 16thcenturies. The brothers were sailors of great prestige along the coast ofHuelva, and thanks to their many commercial voyages and voyagesalong the coast, they were famous and well off, respected along theentire coast. The strategic position offered by the historicAtlantic port of Palos, from which expeditions had set forth to theAfrican coasts as well as to the war against Portugal, for whichmost of the armadas set forth from this town, organized, on manyoccasions, by this family. Martin Alonso and Vicente , captains of the caravels La Pinta andLa Nina, respectively on Columbus's first voyage, are the bestknown of the brothers, but the third brother, the lesser-knownFrancisco Martin, was aboard the Pinta as its master. It was thanks to Martin Alonso that the seamen of the Tinto-Odielwere motivated to participate in Columbus's undertaking. He alsosupported the project economically, supplying money from hispersonal fortune. Francisco, master of the Pinta, appears to have participated inColumbus's third and fourth voyages of discovery as well as in thefirst, but because his name was a common one, the facts of his lifecannot be easily sorted out from those of contemporaries with thesame name. Vicente the youngest of the three brothers, besides participatingin Columbus's first voyage, once Columbus's monopoly ontransatlantic trade was ended, made several voyages to the Americason his own account and is generally credited with the discovery ofBrazil. Although they sometimes quarreled with Columbus, on severaloccasions the Pinzin brothers were instrumental in preventingmutiny against him, particularly during the first voyage. On 6October, Martin intervened in a dispute between Columbus and thecrew by proposing an altered course (which Columbus eventuallyaccepted) and thus calmed simmering unrest. A few days later, onthe night of 9 October 1492, the brothers were forced to intercedeonce again, and this time they proposed the compromise that if noland was sighted during the next three days, the expedition wouldreturn to Spain. On the morning of the 12th (there is some questionof the location): see Guanahani) was in fact sighted by JuanRodriguez Bermejo (also known as Rodrigo de Triana). ( Full Answer )
There wasn't schools when Christopher was alive. So the answer is no he went to prince henry school he died in 1506
christopher Columbus was born at Genoa!! ,he had three boats ,he died and was buried
Columbus didn't want to go to new places, but he wanted to find a water route to Asia. He also wanted to be rich and famous. In his contract with the Spanish king and queen he made sure he was named the "admiral of the seas" and that he would gain fame and gold. He never did realize his goals and on…ly found an island with little gold and Native Americans. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa (Italy) in1451. He later moved to Spain. His exact nationality is unknown. Being Genoese, he may have beenfrom the city of Genoa (and therefore Italian). Others believe hewas a Nobleman from the Genoese possession of Chios, and so wasGreek. Oth…ers say his ancestry is Spanish or Portugese. He was Italian, but he sailed for the king and queen of Spain, KingFerdinand and Queen Isabella. ( Full Answer )
Columbus landed in Palos, Spain March 15, 1493, but he will sail again in Sept. 1493 with 17 ships and 2,000 colonist. When he reaches Hispaniola he found that the crew he left was killed by the Native Americans, so he built a new settlement called Isabella. He, then, sailed on to look for a route t…o Asia. Later he will return to Isabella and find the colonist sick, dead, and fighting with the Native Americans. He returned to Spain in1496 and his 3rd voyage will begin in 1498 which resulted in the discovery of the South American mainland. His last great trip was in 1502-04 along the south side of the Gulf of Mexico. He died in Valladolid, Spain and was buried in a monastery near Seville, but in 1536 his remains were removed to Santo Domingo in Hispaniola. In 1796 it is said that they were moved again to Havana, Cuba, but in1899 brought back to Spain and in 1902 reburied in Seville. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus was a man who is known as a navigator who sailed around the world with his three ships, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.He was the first European that sailed to North America after the vikings.
Christopher Columbus wanted to go to India for riches and supplies. He asked King Ferdidnan and Queen Isabella if he could make his voyage to India because he thought the Earth was round. They agreed and supplied him with his goods. The People of Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe didn't know about… the Americas so when he discovered them he thiought he was in India because the Native Americans had darker skin like Indian people and that is why he called them Indians. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus first sailed to the Americas in the early1490s, arriving in the Caribbean Sea in 1492 and setting foot onvarious islands in the Bahamas chain, Cuba, and other islands.Three other voyages followed before his death in 1506, during whichhe 'discovered' still more lands in what is n…ow known as Centraland South America. ( Full Answer )
Columbus set of with three ships the pinta,nina and the santa maria. Most of his crew came from the surrounding areas of spain.
cause they already knew bout that place was controlled and plus longer distance and the wave length
christopher col. wanted to go to Asia because he wanted spices in order to get spices he went to Asia
Christopher Columbus never went to north America, only south America. The guy who went to Florida was looking for the fountain of youth, his name was Juan Ponce de Leon.
Columbus landed on an island called Hispaniola. He never got to North America nor knew it was there. He thought he landed in India so called the natives "Indians." He made 3 more trips all in the area of the Bahamas and on his last trip he was shipped wrecked with his son for nearly 3 years before t…hey were rescued. He was a mean greedy man who failed at what he set out to do. ( Full Answer )
because the europeans were lookin for a new trade route to Asia because the ottomans tok over the one that they had been using and forced tehm to find a new way either across the Atlantic or around the tip of Africa
The Fourth Voyage: . Why: in search of the Strait of Malacca to the Indian Ocean. Names: he sighted the Cayman Islands, naming them " Las Tortugas " after the numerous sea turtles there. His ships next sustained more damage in a storm off the coast of Cuba. Unable to travel farther, on June 25, 1…503, they were beached in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.. To find about the other voyages, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus ( Full Answer )
The thinking of the time was that there could be a water route to Asia so various people, including Columbus, began to look for a way to get to Asia to bring back trade goods. Columbus was also after riches and fame. He never did get to Asia and only found an island called Hispaniola with no gold an…d a few natives. He thought he landed in India and never knew about North America 90 miles away. ( Full Answer )
Well, he was 25, born in 1451, so lets see, 1451 - 25 ------- have fun with subbtraction!
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. There are manyarguments about whether he discovered America, so that has to beleft up to your opinion based on evidence.
He ( and others) were looking for a faster sea route to Asia. The overland trade routes were slow and dangerous so it was thought that a water route to Asia would be better. He was also after riches and fame.
he was going to India to find the northwest passage between India and China (known then as Cathay)
He was trying to find a quick route to the Pacific East. Easter Asia would be a nice answer. The first answer is true..... but not all. He wanted gold, fame and anything he can get his hands on. He's wanted for rape, thievery, enslaving and genocidal murder. He cut the hands off of none paying sl…aves. Alright, but that has nothing to do with his original intention with exploring the seas He wanted to go to the western Indies,or Asia ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is now northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents… in the Western Hemisphere. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements in the island of Hispaniola, initiated the process of Spanish colonization and foreshadowed the general European colonization of the New World. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus knew that the world was a large ball and thatif he sailed West he would eventually find Asia (China and India).This is why we call Native Americans Indians: Columbus, seeingtheir reddish complexion, thought he had landed in India (southAsia). He did not realize at the time that …he had landed on part oftwo new continents unknown to Europeans. Cartographers in Columbus' day were divided over how far away Asiawas, not knowing of the Americas or the wide Pacific Ocean, whichmade Asia much farther to reach, going west from Europe. ( Full Answer )
My opinion is that Christopher Columbus really didn't go to Asia. Amerigo Vespucci found out. (Also John Cabot lied)
On a scale from one to 10. . .I'd say a 5. He may be good a navigating the sea, but not so much in other areas. Points for trying though.
Christopher columbus is from the Genoan Republic, near Italy. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa Italy in 1451.
he went on expeditions to search for a Northwest Passage (all water route through or arround North America)
Curiosity, money/gold/gems, fame and glory, form allies/friendship, trade, gain territory, greater glory of God, wants another route to asia, make Spain famous.
Columbus never went to Canada. He never set foot on the Mainland of North America, he was only in the Caribbean Islands.
Columbus mistreated his men and the native Americans. he murdered mative men and reped and burned the women and children. he then paraided the dismembered bodies through the towns. oth him and his brother were arrested and shipped back to loose their titles and prestige.
Asia. He thought he was in India when he landed on Cuba. He never imagained he had found a whole new world.
christopher Columbus was going to china but he ended up in Asia he was about 4 years old
Christopher Columbus was an explorer. Some people viewed him as a hero and others as a villain. He discovered many new lands, but as he discovered these lands he killed many innocent people that treated him kindly.
Marco Polo I want to add here that Columbus wasn't coming to "America" he was looking for Asia and found an island called Hispaniola. He never reached North America.
He wanted to go East Indies.... That is INDIA Subcontinent as it was the richest country in the ancient world.
To prove the earth is round and that he can go around to get to India. But he ended up in America. You can remember this by Native Americans were called Indians because Christopher Columbus thought he was in India so he called the Indians. Hope this helped!
Back in CC's time they people of Europe got their spices from Asia (i believe it was mostly India and china)
He allegedly made a trip to Chios, a Genoese colony in the Aegean Sea. May 1476, he took part in an armed convoy sent by Genoa to carry a valuable cargo to northern Europe. He docked in Bristol, England; Galway, Ireland; and possibly Iceland in 1477. In 1479, he went to Lisbon, Portugal to see his …brother while trading for the family employing him (the Centurione family). Between 1482 and 1485, he traded along the coasts of West Africa and reached Elmina - a trading post. Between 1492 and 1503, he completed four round-trip voyages between Spain and the Americas. ( Full Answer )
Columbus never made it to Venezuela. Amerigo Vespucci went there, but later lied about making it to North America.
Christopher Columbus did go to a special school for navagation, he got more and more in to it.
He didn't go around any Continent. There is a stream of water from Europe to the Bahamas that moves ships as they travel. He caught this stream without knowing it and ended up on an island he called Hispaniola. He never knew North America existed.
India , but he ended up in America/West Indies, hence the name the West Indies ;)
People in the 1400's didn't have high school. It didn't exist until 400 years later, so he didn't go to high school. He began as a ship's boy and went the school of Navigation by Prince Henry of Portugal.
He wanted to go to India and other parts of Asia to get some exotic spices because back then spices were very popular and were a good business. Instead he ended in the Americas. He called the natives of the Americas Indians thinking that he had landed in India. That is why people use the term India…ns for natives Americans and native south and central Americans. ( Full Answer )
Columbus started his journey on May 9, 1502 and finished his journey on November 7, 1504
His journey wasn't to discover America. He was going to India. He just thought it was India.
No one knows for fact there is a heaven or hell. If there is such things, it is currently impossible to have knowledge of where certain people end up.
He wanted to find an all-water route to Asia by sailing west. He was right that one might reach Asia by sailing west but he did not know that the continents of North and South America lay between Europe and Asia. What he accomplished was of far greater significance in the long run.