Why did christopher Columbus sail west from Spain?
to find a new route to Asia and set up trade
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.
Christopher Columbus sailed west in 1492.
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
Christopher Columbus was looking for a shortcut to India for spices.
He did not want Columbus to sail west
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 sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. He discovered the West Indies, although he thought he had reached India.
To sail west instead of east.
No, he went south and then he went west.
The explorer Christopher Columbus had made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, 1493, 1498 and then in 1502. He was determined to find a direct sea route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he stumbled upon the Americas
When Columbus had an audience with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, he was able to convince them to give him a small fleet to sail west from Spain to reach Asia. He sailed on the flagship, the Santa Maria, and had two smaller ships: the Pinta and the Niña.
Christopher Columbus believed that since the earth was round, he could sail west from Spain and reach East Asia. This would be the shortest route in his mind to bring the riches of East Asia to Europe via trade,
Columbus made 4 voyages to the new world.
Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Christopher Columbus didn't mean to go to the bahamas. He mistaked them for India when he travelled west from Spain
To sail from Spain to Japan by going west instead of east. (He had "calculated" that the trip would be in the neighborhood of 3000 to 4000 miles. He had a lot of bad data.)
The idea that the Earth is round
he planed to sail west from euro to get to the far east
He wanted to sail goods across the west to India because there were many silks and spices that the Europeans did not have access to at the time.
Columbus wanted to sail west around the world to reach the Indies.
The King & Queen of Spain financed the voyage in hopes of riches from the West.
The European who discovered the Americas as a result of his attempt to sail west to reach the markets in the east?
Which explorer was the first to sail west across the Atlantic ocean in search of a sea route to Asia?
he set sailed to reach east by sailing west and to find gold
to make it shorter to get to india
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 María, the Pinta (the Painted) and the Santa Clara, nicknamed Niña.
he asked two first he ask spain his home country but the king said no so he when to england and th equeen of england sad ok
Since tThe trade winds, blowing west, are south of Spain.
COlumbus sailed west because he wanted to find an alternative trade route to Asia, and to get riches and treasures for both Spain and himself.
Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to attempt to reach Asia by sailing west from Spain. Columbus set out to reach the East Indies, but instead landed in the Americas.
Christopher Columbus got 3 ships from Queen Isabella of Spain and he planned to go West to sail to India. North America and South America were not discovered yet so instead of finding India he found present day Bahamas. The Native Americans we know today are called Indians because Christopher Columbus thought he was in the Indies when he met the Native Americans so he called them Indians.
He tried to find a way to sail to India by going west but instead found North and South America.
Christopher Columbus belied the sine the earth was round, ( as did many other people ) he could sail west from Spain and reach the riches of India and East Asia. He did not realize how large the earth was, so he was betting on it being smaller and thus a westward route could solve the long distance required of ships to sail around Africa to reach India. As it turned out, of course, the… Read More
Spain established colonies in North and South America.
Which explorer convinced the rulers of spain that asia could be reached by sailing west from europe?
why did Columbus sail west on his first voyage.Find a shorter route to India.
In 1482 Christopher columbus hoped to reach Asian by saling west from Spain acros the Atlantic ocean
Columbus, and his crew sailing on three ships left Spain and sailed west hoping to discover new lands, wealth, and cultures.
Christopher Columbus helped Spain by exploring the area known as the West Indies and parts of northern South America. He brought back spices from his journey, as well as stories of riches. He opened the door for more explorers or Spanish Conquistadors to find riches for Spain.
He convinced Spain he could get to Asia faster, (and the very valuable spices that were there), by sailing West, around the world, than the time it would take to get to Asia by traveling to the East. Unfortunately for Christopher Columbus, the Earth was bigger than he thought it was and he reached the Americas, instead of Asia, by sailing West. It was one of the greatest failures in the history of the human… Read More
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 sailed west from Spain because he was looking for a direct route to India and the far east to shorten the distance for trade with the east. He was unaware that two continents lay in his path.
Christopher Columbus brought tobacco, pineaplle, turkey, and a hammocks from his voyages from Spain to the "West Indies", which in actuality was Portugal. The writings of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés also suggest he brought back parrots as well as a jaguar that was kept at Toledo, Spain.
Yes he did call native Americans "Indians". The reason is because he planned to sail west to the Indies but as he traveled west he found the U.S not the Indies
Columbus has sailed West for his explooration
They left Spain on ships and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean he was going west but was searching for India.
Yes, Colombia was named after Christopher Columbus. On his third voyage to the Spanish West Indies, Christopher Columbus mentioned that the southern area of Hispanola (probably Venezuela or Colombia) was beautiful, and he set up a colony in that place. When he died, King Fernidad IV of Spain decided to name Colombia after the Spanish name for Columbus, Colombo.
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)
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.
Christopher Columbus, under the backing of the Spanish crown, sailed west to find a shorter way to sail to India. He unknowingly discovered the New World. The reason that he called the Native Americans "Indians" was because he mistakenly thought he was in India.