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Christopher Columbus was an explorer and anavigator. He is well known for his exploration of going out west. .
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was the first European explorer to begin the exploration and colonization of the Americas. On October 12, 1492, he landed at a small island in the Bahamas. He then sailed south to Cuba and Hispaniola, and returned to Spain believing that he had found islands off the… coast of Asia. He made three other voyages to the New World, and was temporarily an unpopular governor of the Spanish colony on Hispaniola, leading to a short imprisonment in Spain until he was exonerated by King Ferdinand. ( 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.
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 )
christopher Columbus was born at Genoa!! ,he had three boats ,he died and was buried
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.
He studied Greek and Latin, though for the majority of his childhood, he spoke Genoaese, which was a variant of Italian.. It is believed that he did not receive that great of an education, as he was said to be involved with shipping and voyages at the age of 10.
he farted and his house blew up and thats why he is such a badperson
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. Press View Disscussion. More info. ( Full Answer )
One of Christopher Columbus' skills was map-making me of cc's skills were navigation and map making
The three ships of Columbus were called the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
No, Christopher Columbus was Italian. In his voyages to the Americas he did not sail for England or Italy, though. He sailed for Spain, therefore he was a Spanish explorer.
Yes, he was. Many of his biographies say that he was Christian.. In some textbooks it says that he was asked by Queen Elizabeth I to spread Christianity.
The answer is no. The East Indies lie off the coast of southeast Asia. Prior to Columbus' first voyage the ship route to the East Indies was from Europe south down the west coast of Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, up the east coast of Africa and on to the East Indies. His theory was that sa…iling directly west was going to be a shorter route than the huge south and north loop around Africa. He tripped over the Americas by accident. nope C C had one goal, to find a back way to China. In that he failed, because the world is much bigger than he thought it was, and because the Americas got in his way. . no he did not ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus was versed in several languages including Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Greek. He spoke Spanish and Italian.
The discovery of The United States of America. He came to what is now know the Carribean. Also after that other voyages came and made native indeans slaves
America you may belive it or not is not only the USA, the USA, is part of America, as well as Brazil, Argentina, or Mexico, the place of America that Columbus landed on was what we now know as Haiti, and Dominican Republic, please dont be a fool and think that the only country with the right to call… themselfs Amercia is the USA. ( Full Answer )
yes he did but he did to marriges his first wife died so he got a second wife
he died he dicovered the America if he didnt then there wouldn't be a America history
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.
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 was a brave man. But he failed many times. I am Shure at times he wanted to give up. He failed when he joined in the attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Naples. He was captured by Portuguese ships. He didn't even find India, like he was supposed to. He failed at many things but th…at didn't get him down. He just kept on going. This is a valuable lesson to be learned, don't let you're failures get you down. ( Full Answer )
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 was an Italian navigator and explorer who convinced the SpanishMonarchy of of Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon financea 3 ship expedition to seek a westward route over the ocean toreach Asia (assuming it would be a straight shot over the oceanrather than interrupted by those pesky Ame…rican continents) tocompete with the overland routes through the Middle-East and long,dangerous ocean routes around the Horn of Africa and across theIndian Ocean. ( Full Answer )
This is not an actual question. Someone must have not been paying attention while typing.
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.
Yes, he kept a diary of his thoughts and travels. He wrote in Spanish and today these are located in Madrid. He wrote on Friday, Oct 12, 1492 " In order that they (the Tainos) might feel great amity towards us, because I knew they were a people to be delivered and converted to our holy Faith rather …by love than by force. I gave to some among them some red caps and glass beads which they hung round their necks, and many things of little value. At this they were greatly pleased and became so entirely our friends that it was a wonder to see. They all go naked as their mothers bore them.......they do not bear arms or know them for I showed to them swords and took them by the blade and cut themselves through ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are certain reeds, without iron, and some of these have a fish tooth at the end while others are pointed in various ways." This is an example of the things he wrote in his ship log and it is because of these pages we know so much about his trip in 1492. ( Full Answer )
Columbus "discovered" North America, But he was not the first one; vikings were the first. Columbus was the second, and he believed that he could find India by sailing westward. So in effect, what Columbus did was provide an awareness of the new continent to Europeans, who soon after began to col…onize the land. ( Full Answer )
he sailed for king ferdinand II nd queen isabella of spain so i think he sailed for spain.
Definitely. He was a good person who discovered America. Who knows where we would all be without him?
How about "Hey, look! The coast of India!" (see, Columbus thought he had found another route to India... he didn't realize that he had found a whole new continent at the time).
Christopher Columbus established South Africa. One day while he was sailing to India for spices he came across the continent Africa.
probably a rubbish one as he is boring and a waste of time and i wish he decided that america was wierd and left it at that
no he did not discover Trinidad someone else did and in fact Christophor Columbus he had discovered North America or i think some country in north America hope that helped:D
no he landed in the americas and called the native americans, indians because he thought he was in the indies
I'm pretty sure he did. And if he did it was smallpox which is a contagtious disease :(
The names of Christopher Columbus's children are Diego and Fernando. Diego is the oldest and Fernando is the youngest.
He was named Christopher because he was named that . Italian: Cristoforo Colombo Spanish Cristobal Colon Latin Christophorus Columbus
He found the island of Hispaniola, brought back some trinkets, didn't find gold, and was considered a failure by the crown. His son had to sue the crown after his death for the things promised in his contract.
Columbus's three ships had a total crew of ninety men--85 Spaniards, four Italians and one Portuguese.
Not really. They brought him some items that he didn't like. He wanted gold and when they didn't bring him enough gold he cut their hands off.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. he sailed to the americas, thinking they were India 1942 for the Crown of Castile (Spain). he died in 1506. .
Antonio. He also had an aunt, Battestina. They sued his estate after he returned from the new world. .
On his voyage to Spain to India he was willing to find India. They thought there was no north America so the tried to go to India by turning left. Instead they bumped to a unknown part of North America. They Called The people that lived there were called Indians because Columbus thought That were in… India. Columbus never knew for his whole life that he was in a unknown part of North America. Those People that Columbus Thought were Indians were actually first A Nations. He never knew for his whole life that those were first a nations. ( Full Answer )
in your butt . Christopher Columbus had more than one ship. He had three, named the Santa Maria, the Nina, and the Pinta. All three of them, as far as I know, have been destroyed, but I think, if my memory serves my right, there is a replica of the Nina. All three of the ships sailed in 1492..
because he enslaved native Indians and made them work for him, he sent the natives over to Spain to work for them he murdered them all basically and he wiped out a whole population and culture and that's the sum of it with more details though. He was a very bad man. oh and he forced them all to go i…nto Christianity through a oath that they didn't understand and then they got punished for it and the work was under bad conditions and they were put in the cargo hold as in for property not human beings and the beat, tortured, or killed the natives if they couldn't keep up with the work ( Full Answer )
christopher's dad was a weaver so he worked for him then he was a cabin boy