Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator who sailed through the Atlantic Ocean and reached the American continent in 1492. He was not the first explorer to reach America but he established permanent contact between the Americans and the Europeans.

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How did they describe Christopher Columbus?

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they described him as a good person
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Did Christopher Columbus burn one of his Ships?

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It was Cortez who ordered his ships burned in 1519 before leading his men to battle against the Aztecs in orders to take away their ability to retreat.
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Did Christopher Columbus drink coffee?

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I believe that Christopher Columbus did not drink coffee. I know that he drank orange juice, rum, wine, beer, water, lemon juce and vin.
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Why was Cortes impressed when he arrived in Tenochtitlan in 1519?

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Compared to European cities of the time Tenochtitlan was a very large city. Population estimates vary from 212,000 to 350,00 making it one of the very largest of it's day. The city was well organized, with many squares where markets were held and trading carried on. They were not a savage civilization as once thought. It was a planned city with specialized workers.
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Why did Christopher Columbus decide to sail west across the Atlantic Ocean?

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To find India. He agreed that the world was round and figured that if he sailed directly south he would sail around the world and reach India assuming that the distance would be shorter then having to sail around the bottom of Africa to get here. Alas for the natives of the Americas (now still referred to as Indians ) there was a whole continent in the way.
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Did Christopher Columbus rediscover Trinidad?

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Columbus rediscovered Trinidad on Tuesday 31st of July 1498 on his third voyage from Seville. He was forced to take a more southerly route to avoid a hostile French Fleet and this led him into the doldrums. While drifting in the still heat of the equator his water barrels burst and his food rotted. It was in this situation that Columbus sighted the Trinity Hills or the Three Sisters on the southern coast of Trinidad. To Columbus it must have seemed providential as he was down to his last casket of water. There were already the Carib and Arawaks who inhabited the island at the time of his arrival.
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Why was Santa Maria boat special?

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it was part of christopher Columbus' voyageto discover America the Nina santa maria and the pinta
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When did columbus sail the ocean blue?

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According to the poem "in fourteen hundred and ninety-two" (1492).
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When did Columbus meet the Taino?

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That would have been in 1492, the time of his discovery of the islands.
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Has Christoph Schneider got children?

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I assume you're referring to the drummer of Rammstein, the only well known Christoph Schneider I've heard of, and yes, if rumors are true, he supposedly has one daughter.
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Where was the area Christopher Columbus explored?

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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.
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What was Christopher Columbus's adventure like?

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he was a liar and made it to a new place and killed natives.
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Why did christopher Columbus sail west from Spain?

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to find a new route to Asia and set up trade
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Which of Christopher Columbus' ships was the first to land in America?

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A boat from the Santa Maria took Columbus ashore. The names "Niña ", "Pinta" and "Santa Maria", are currently applied to the ships of Columbus' first voyage in 1492. On October 12, 1492, a lookout aboard the Pinta was first to sight land, an island in the Bahamas. As there were no developed harbors, the ships sent small boats to the beach. Columbus himself was aboard the Santa Maria and was aboard the first boat ashore.
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Did Columbus sleep with Queen Isabella?

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We have no record that he did, and since she was a religious fanatic it is hard for me to imagine that he did. I believe that he was like most explorers a great flatterer and told her what she wanted to hear, so that she would finance his trips. That however, does not detract from the fact that he was a great explorer
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Did Columbus die poor?

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poor and imprisoned
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A three-masted sailing vessel developed by the Portuguese?

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The caravel (also spelled carvel) is the triple-masted Portuguese innovation of the late 1400s. Two of Christopher Columbus' ships were caravels.
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In what year did Christopher Columbus discover America?

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The old ditty we learned in 1960s grade school was... In 14 hundred and 92 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue... It was in 1492.
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What are the names of the three ships Columbus took on his first voyage?

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La Niña (nickname) La Pinta (nickname) Santa Maria ========== On his first voyage to the America's (August 3, 1492) he led a small fleet of 3 vessels: Santa Maria La Nina (actually named the Santa Clara) La Nina was a nickname La Pinta (apparently also a nickname) In September 1493, he set sail on his second voyage to the America's with a fleet of 17 vessels. When Spain sent Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the new world, they gave him three ships. These ships were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The three names are Pinta, Nina, and Santa Maria:). santa maria . pinta and ninta Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria were his first ships he earned he also rode the Santa Maria to America and thought that America was India. On his first voyage, they were the Pinta, the Santa Maria, and the Nina. On his three later voyages he had more ships. The Nina (little girl), the Pinta (paint), and his flagship, the Santa Maria (Saint Mary) were the three ships in Columbus' fleet on his maiden voyage to "The New World", later to be named "America". The ships that he sailed on his first voyage was the Pinta, Santa Maria, and the Nina. The Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria were the three ships Columbus had. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, but actually, Christopher Columbus only rode on the Santa Maria. The names of the ships were la Santa Clara, la Pinta, la Santa Maria/Gallega. The crew renamed the ships the Nina (the girl, or rather, the "working" girl); the Pintada (or the "painted" one; i.e. the girl wearing make-up, in other words, the prostitute) and the Maria Galante (the surname of another "lady of leisure"). The church censored the nicknames to more christian names which are now considered "true history." YOLO The Santa María was the largest of the three ships and also the slowest used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Her master and owner was Juan de la Cosa. The Niña (the Spanish word for "girl") was one of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage towards the Indies in 1492. It was the smallest of the three. The real name of the Niña was Santa Clara. Her master and owner was Juan Niño. La Pinta (the "Painted") was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Captain of the Pinta was Martín Alonzo Pinzón. The three ships that accompanied Christopher Columbus were the Santa Maria, Pinta, and the Nina. Christopher Columbus captained the Santa Maria. They was the Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria. The names of Christopher Columbus's ships were the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Those ships were named Pinta, Santa Clara -usually called Niña after the owner's name, and Santa María (Saint Mary). In the last of those was where Christopher Columbus travelled.

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