Where did Columbus expect to reach when he sailed over the atlantis?
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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 )
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.
Columbus set sail an expedition with three ships, the NiÃ±a (captained by Vicente YÃ¡Ã±ez Pinzon ), the Pinta (owned and captained by Martin Alonzo Pinzon ), and the Santa Maria (captained by Columbus), with about 90 crew members. They set sail on Aug. 3, 1492 from Palos, Spain.
Colombus (sailing from Spain) expected to reach India when he made the voyage to America instead. Columbus thinking he made it to India, is why we still call the islands of the Caribbean the West Indies.
It took Christopher Columbus 2 months and 3 weeks to sail from Spain to America
He was trying to sail around the globe to India (to the west instead of the east because he wanted to prove that the world was round, not flat) but he hit, what is known, as Cuba (Everyone thought America didn't exist).
Answer . The first voyage began on 3 August 1492. The second voyage began on 3 November 1493. The third voyage began on 30 May 1498. The fourth voyage began on 11 May 1502.
he was financed by Spain, so any riches like gold and siver would become the property of Spain, and any lands that he could claim.
Columbus sailed with 90 men on his first voyage. 26 on the Pinta 24 on the Nina and 40 on the Santa Maria Santa Maria ran aground and sank and Columbus had to leave 39 men behind in the Caribean for his return journey. These men were all killed by the natives before Columbus returned on hi…s second voyage. Columbus took about 20 natives as slaves, only 7 of which survived the crossing to spain. ( Full Answer )
Who created the map of the world that led Columbus to believe Asia could be reached by sailing west from the coast of Africa?
Ptolemy created the map of the world that led Columbus to believeAsia could be reached by sailing west from the coast of Africa. Itbecame the best existing map of the world.
Columbus hoped to reach America by sailing west from Europe. Aftercarrying out a brief fact finding tour in America, he arranged asecond voyage back.
Because... the map in his time was wrong (but only in scale): China was thought to be farther east than it was, the Americas were not on the maps the combined Atlantic and Pacific was thought to be much narrower than they are.
Christopher Columbus commanded three ships for his journey todiscovering America. These ships were Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta.Among the three, Santa Maria was the biggest and slowest.
South from Spain then west from the Canary Islands off the Atlantic coast of Africa, until he arrived at the West Indies and the Caribbean Sea.. (see map link)
because he thought he would run in Asia and it would be a shorter time to Asia but he really ran into north and south America
Christopher Columbus set sail looking for new ocean routes to reachthe far east for trade. He expected to come to shore in India.
He was trying to find the Indies. At the time Europe did not knowthat their was two great land masses, North America and SouthAmerica, in between Europe and Asia. India
Christopher Columbus set sail into uncharted waters for the sake offinding a direct trade route through the Atlantic Ocean to the EastIndies and China. That finding such a route would bring him apersonal profit was certainly a motivation, yet it seems clear thathe was also interested in achieving in…dividual fame while hoping toenhance the fame of those who had financed his voyage. It is alsolikely that religious motivations were involved in hisexplorations, as well. ( Full Answer )
columbus sail to find the Origin (india and china) he wanted to prove the earth was round and that you could get to the Origin by sailing west..... in that time england wanted spices from the origin and most countries were trying to find trade routes including england.
spain but just because he sailed for spain does'nt mean he is from spain. (by the way he's italian):)
He was hoping to reach India. When he arrived, he saw natives but thought he had landed on India, so he called them Indians.
The Nina, The Pinta, and the Santa Maria are the ships Columbus sailed on to America.
He was trying to reach China and India (the Indies). Knowing that the Earth was round, he knew that he could reach the East by going west around the planet. But his cartographers has vastly underestimated the circumference of the Earth and the longitude of China. His arduously long voyage gave him a… better idea of the vast distances involved. Still, when Columbus encountered the red-skinned natives of the Caribbean, he thought he had reached southeast Asia, and called the natives "Indians." ( Full Answer )
The Santa Maria had 40 men, Pinta 26 and the Nina 24. The age of the typical sailor was 24-44 and a ship's boy was 12-18. 85 came from Spain, 4 from Italy, 1 from Portugal. Of these 4 were criminals and there were 25 cats.
Because the knowledge of the world did not include the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
On his first voyage he set sail fromPalos in Southern Spain on August 3, 1492, on his second voyage he set sail from Hierro in the Canary Islands on October 13, 1493. On his third voyage he set sail from Sanlucar in Southern Spain on May 30, 1498. Then on his fourth and final voyage he set sail from… Cadiz on May 11, 1502.. SPAIN. SPAIN He didn't set sail from Spain every time, on his Second Voyage he set sail from the Canary Islands, they may have been in the control of Spain at the time, it is still not technically Spain. ( Full Answer )
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.
Because at that time, South and North America was not discovered yet. So Columbus thought going west is possible to go to Asia.
Christopher Columbus felt that a sailing ship could reach Asiawithin two months. He did believe that this was something thatcould only be accomplished however with favorable winds.
he was hopin to reach Asia to open a trade part between Asia and Spain.
He hoped to reach the Indies (China and India). Although mariners and cartographers had already accepted that the Earth was round, Columbus was one of the few who believed that he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic, a voyage most would not have dared at the time. Underestimating t…he actual distance to China and India in the eastern hemisphere (three times as far as from the Middle East), he thought he had reached the East, and called the natives he found "Indians." Only later did explorers realize that he instead discovered a whole New World, the continents of the Americas. ( Full Answer )
In 1492 columbus and his crew sailed out to Asia to try to get spices but hit an unexpected target, South America.
Because, contrary to common believe, medieval scholars were well aware of the fact that the earth is a sphere. Columbus disagreed with the scientific community concerning the size of earth, that's why he thought it possible to actually reach India by sailing West using contemporary ships. .
No there was not. Ships that sailed with Columbus were The Nina, The Pinta and the Mayflower.!!!...!.!.!!!!!
more than likely by noticing that the moon, sun and other stars were round. or how the horizon changed the higher you are elevated.
Christopher Columbus did not come anywhere near Canada. You might be confusing Christopher Columbus with John Cabot.
You can not fly over Atlantis because it does not exist. According to a National Geographic investigation; the legend of Atlantis might have been inspired by a island nation in the Mediterranean Sea that was destroyed by a volcano/earthquake centuries ago.
The King & Queen of Spain financed the voyage in hopes of riches from the West.
Christopher Columbus wanted to reach Asia, because of its large amounts of riches and valuable goods. Instead, he reached the West Indies, which included what is now known as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and so forth. Columbus refused to believe that he had landed anywhere but Asia, however.
he though the could reach Asia by sailing west because he thought the world was three thirds of its actual size and he did not know America was here.
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.
Back then thay only thought that they lived in what is half of the world. So Christopher Columbus thought that by sailing west he could reach asia in less than three weeks.
Columbus wanted to go to to India,but he read his map wrong and so he actually came to North America,he thought that he was in India, so he called the people in North America, Indians
He sailed in 1492 with 3 ships the Nina, 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.
Columbus was a Jew and was expelled from Spain along with the rest of the Jews during the Spanish Inquisition of 1492.
I think it would have been really cool! Finding america would be fun at having all the indians think you were a god. It would be fun to let them have sex with you!
Did Columbus want to reach Asia by sailing west or reach Asia by sailing east or discover America or prove that the earth is round?
Columbus, and all educated Europeans of his time, already knew that the Earth was round. That required no voyage for proof. The trade routes to Asia via the east were controlled by the Turks (via land) and the Portuguese (for the sea route, so Columbus proposed sailing west to reach Asia. His prob…lem was that his estimate of the size of the Earth was incorrect, so when he reached land in the Caribbean, and later on the American continent, he knew how far he had sailed and thought he had reached Asia. ( Full Answer )
A relevant answer is displayed on this page. He saied to seek ashorter route to the east Asia. Instead of course, he ran into theWestern Hemisphere.
Columbus, and his crew sailing on three ships left Spain and sailedwest hoping to discover new lands, wealth, and cultures.