Christopher Columbus Biography

Christopher Columbus Biography

Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. The birth date is not certain, but he was born between August and October (25-31). His parents were Domenico Colombo and Suzanna Fontanarossa. Christopher’s father was a wool weaver and involved in local politics. His mother was the daughter of a wool weaver and was a homemaker. He had 4 siblings, three brothers and a sister. Christopher was the eldest of the five children. His brothers were Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino, Giacomo, and his sister was Bianchi. He also was married to Dona Felipa in 1479 and his wife, Dona died (1845) after his son was born.

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue and found the New World. He made it possible for new items to be traded among the countries. In the New World they found gold, silver, tobacco, corn, and beans to trade among Spain, Europe, and Asia. Although this discovery was accidental it gave people an option to more land. His discovery also made it possible for people to migrant to the new world and start life a new.

Christopher was one of the few that were convinced that the Earth was not flat, but round. He also knew he could find a different passage to the East Indies. But what Christopher didn’t know was that his journey to the Indies would help him discover a new world. He also didn’t know that this journey would take 12 years in 4 different voyages for him to find out he discovered America.

He was granted three ships for his first voyage. They were the Pinta, the Santa Maria, and the Nina. On his first voyage he traveled west and found an island in the Bahamas. Columbus landed in the New World on October 12, 1492. On the second voyage he passed Puerto Rico and Navidad on November 27-28. On his third voyage he found South America, and Jamaica. On his fourth and last voyage, Columbus found Guanaja Island, and Honduras in Central America.

In conclusion Christopher Columbus made one of the world’s most wonderful discoveries...

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