Where did Christopher Columbus travel to?
He was trying to get to Asia. However, he ended up sailing to the Caribbeans.
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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 )
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 )
he was trying to find a quicker root to Asia to trade silk and stuff but they didn't now that their was "America" so he thought that he was going to china but he wasn't he was going to America.
christopher Columbus was born at Genoa!! ,he had three boats ,he died and was buried
Answer . Between 1492 and 1504, Columbus made four voyages to the âNew World.â He did not know he had discovered a new continent, but thought he was just off the coast of Asia. The first voyage saw him in Cuba, Hispaniola, and San Salvador. His second voyage he explored the same areas… as the first trip but also touched on Purto Rico and Jamaica. On the last two voyages he sailed along the northern coast of South America and explored the coast of Central America. This site has a map showing the voyages.\nencarta.msn.com/media_461514477/Four_Voyages_of_Columbus.html ( 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.
He thought he was traveling to the Indies, but he landed in the Bahamas. . He also traveled to Cuba.
Oh my!!! I just can't bring myself to even attempt to explain.. And on a lighter note... . He tied up at Ellis Island, paid tribute to the many migrants over the years, took a quick trip to Greenwich Village where he ate a bagel and a moment's silence at the Stonewall Cafe, for old times sake, and… took the subway up to Times Square to take in a couple of shows on Broadway. ( Full Answer )
C hristopher Columbus had 90 men on the 1 trip and on the 2 trip he had 1,200 to 1,500 men
He set out from Spain on August 3, 1492, to sail west to find a short cut to the East Indies in three ships, the Santa MarÃa, the Pinta (the Painted) and the Santa Clara, nicknamed NiÃ±a.
Christopher Columbus wanted to travel to explore new worlds. Hebelieved that the world was round and set out to prove his theory.
The Royal Spanish Navy, under the Flag of Isabella and Fernando! Italy did not have a regular fleet at the time or he would be operating under the Red, White, and Green and the (later to be) Triple Crown. Somebody asked if Columbus did any voyaging for the French govt, No! You must be thinking of La…Salle or the French Voyageurs. ( Full Answer )
He went to the Bahamas because he thought he was going to what theEuropeans called the Indies in Asia. They wanted gold, silk, and and other things from the Indies. They didn't even know about North America.
Christopher Columbus did not intend to travel to America. Heoriginally set sail hoping to find new sea routes to far easterncountries such as India and China.
Christopher Colombus was looking for a way to travel over theAtlantic to trade with China. The discovery of the New World wasaccidental. He was sent with the respects and sponsors of QueenIsabella and King Ferdinand.
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 had 3 ships supplied by Queen Isabella of Spain. During his initial voyage to American, Columbus has three ships,the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The Santa Maria wasdestroyed in the New World but the other two ships made it back toSpain. Christopher Columbus sailed 3 sh…ips,They are called The Nina, The Pinta and the Santa Maria. ( 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 )
He travelled all over thr world,including south America, where he brought alot of love but hate a discontent,by bringing along with his sailors diseases...something to to with a particular tribes in the south America countries perhaps the Andes not sure..but he also taught alot of new things..
He went around Africa and was going to go around the world but didnt know that he was going to run into the Americas! He thought he was just going to Asia to trade! But nope!
Technically, Christopher Columbus never actually reached North America, because he never came to the mainland. Columbus reached several of the Caribbean islands by ship.
Christopher sailed with his crew on the Santa Maria . Crew of the Santa Maria : . Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus), captain-general . Juan de la Cosa, owner and master . Diego de Arana, master-at-arms . Pedro de Gutierrez, royal steward . Rodrigo de Escobedo, secretary of the fleet .… Rodrigo Sanchez, comptroller . Diego de Salcedo, servant of Columbus . Luis de Torres, interpreter . Rodrigo de Jerez . Alonso Chocero . Alonso Clavijo . Andres de Yruenes . Antonia de Cuellar, carpenter . Bartolome Biues . Bartolome de Torres . Bartolome Garcia, boatswain . Chachu, boatswain . Cristobal Caro, goldsmith . Diego Bermudez . Diego Perez, painter . Domingo de Lequeitio . Domingo Vizcaino, cooper . Gonzalo Franco . Jacomel Rico . Juan, servant . Juan de Jerez . Juan de la Placa . Juan Martines de Acoque . Juan de Medina . Juan de Moguer . Juan Ruiz de la Pena . Juan Sanchez, physician . Lope, joiner . Maestre Juan . Marin de Urtubia . Pedro de Terreros, cabin boy . Pero Nino, pilot . Pedro Yzquierdo . Pedro de Lepe . Rodrigo Gallego, servant . List From Columbus Navigation Home Page ( Full Answer )
On his first voyage, Christopher Columbus probably had 90-120 men traveling with him between his three ships, however only 87 names are known. He left about 39 men behind on present-day Haiti, and captured between 10 and 25 natives to bring back with him to Spain.
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 )
he sailed on the Santa Maria the other ships were the Nina and the Pinta
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.
Christopher Columbus landed on Guanahani Island, Bahamas, whichlocated southeast of Florida, on October 12, 1492. But actually hewas searching for India and believed he actually found it.
During his first voyage in 1492, he reached the New World insteadof arriving at Japan as he had intended, landing on an island inthe Bahamas archipelago that he named "San Salvador". Over thecourse of three more voyages, he visited the Greater and LesserAntilles, as well as the Caribbean coast of Ve…nezuela and CentralAmerica, claiming all of it for the Crown of Castile. ( Full Answer )
He attended Prince Henry's school of Navigation. He was from Spain ( not Italy) and was a cabin boy at about 12 years old.
Because no one knows for sure when Christopher Columbus was born,only that he was born between October 31 1450 and October 1451 sohe could be any astrological sign but is most likely born in the(Chinese) year of the Goat.
grammar like this makes me want to cry... should be... "How MANY ships DID Christopher Columbus have?" The Nina The Pinta The Santa Maria have a good day ^^
he made contact with the Aboriginal people when he came to North America. they were already living there
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).
He was named Christopher because he was named that . Italian: Cristoforo Colombo Spanish Cristobal Colon Latin Christophorus Columbus
he was trying to find a quick route to Asia, and when he landed in America he mistook it for India.
his original plan was to find asia for the so called gold streets and treasure
christopher's dad was a weaver so he worked for him then he was a cabin boy
the challenges that christopher colmbus had was all the sicknes that was on the ship tyhat they were traveling in and also the lack of food aand water
he used three ships-the nina, pinta and santa maria which were given to him by the king and queen of spain
He is known as a Master Mariner, the First European to Understand that there are "Rivers of Wind". These are the "Trade Winds" that circle North and South of the Equator, in the Tropical Ocean Basins. The North Equatorial Trade Winds Circle Counter Clockwise, Opposite for the South Equatorials. Colu…mbus sailed South, then West to America, then North, then East to Europe, downwind all the Way, by Riding the North Atlantic Equatorial Cyclone. Pure Science. Parallel to the Equator, 10 degrees North or South, the Trades are Easterly, they blow from East to West. 30 degrees N or S the trades are Westerly. ( Full Answer )
He never was in Asia. Nor did he get to North America nor knew it existed. He found islands in the Bahamas on his 4 voyages.
East India. He did not know that America would be in the way, andnot knowing about the pacific ocean, thought that India would befound in about the same place as America turned out to be.
Christopher Columbus' resource discoveries were mostly silver onSan Salvador island of the Bahamas. He never made it to themainland.