A list of Christopher Columbus' crew for the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, the three ships that sailed on Columbus' first voyage, does exit. As of 2014, no records have been found indicating the crew members of subsequent voyages.
There are actually two lists of Columbus' crew, compiled by two different people. One list of names was collected by John Boyd Thacher, and the other more recent list was created by Alice Bache Gould. There were a total of 87 crewmen on the three ships. Four of them took advantage of an offer from the Spanish sovereigns. The deal offered them amnesty of their crimes if they agreed to become one of the crew members. This deal was offered to many convicts, but only four accepted the deal.
The first crews were made up of various professions. There were pilots, or captains, apprentices, servants, seamen, doctors, carpenters, cabin boys, surgeons and owners of the ships. The pay the crew members received depended on what their duties were while on the ship. Some of the names of the crew on the lists may not be the actual names. In that time, many were known by their given name and then the name of the province or city they were from. For example, Christopher Columbus' real name was Christobal Colon.Learn More
The specific names of John Cabot's crew members aboard the Matthew are unknown. According to Visit Newfoundland, there were 18 to 20 crew members, including a Burgundian, a Genoese barber who also acted as a surgeon, two or three Bristol merchants, and a Bristol crew. Other required crew members were a sailmaker and ship's carpenter to make repairs, a boatswain, a cook, and a first and second mate.Full Answer >
The French colonial empire included many colonies in its holdings. Some of these colonies included Senegal, Gabon, Chad, New France, Saint-Domingue, Côte d'Ivoire, Louisiana, Mauritama and Grenada.Full Answer >
The year 1492 is when Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage from Spain and discovered the Americas. He left in early August 1492 and reached an island in the Bahamas in October of the same year.Full Answer >
The Muscovy Company, British East India Company and private donors sponsored Henry Hudson's voyages. The Muscovy Company provided funding for his first three voyages, while the British East India Company and private firms added financial contributions for Hudson's third and fourth voyages. Henry Hudson gained financial support from the Muscovy Company, a financial firm, after announcing his intention to find a shorter route to Asia and in turn give Europe greater access to the goods and services of the Asian markets.Full Answer >