Christopher Columbus died in 1506 from Reiter's Syndrome, an illness caused by intestinal bacterial infections or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. No one is sure how old Columbus was at the time of his death, but historians place his age at around 55.Know More
When Columbus returned from his travels to Spain in 1503, he was beginning to feel ill. He was suffering from inflammation of the eyes as well as arthritis, and doubts were raised about his mental condition. By May of 1505, his condition was dramatically worsening. He died on May 20, 1506.
As of 2014, Columbus is buried in Spain at the Seville Cathedral.Learn more in Exploration & Imperialism
Christopher Columbus' father, Domenico Columbus, was a wool weaver. Columbus was born into a middle-class family that worked as weavers in Genoa, Italy. Columbus was ashamed of his banal family background and did not often speak of his parents.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus is best known for being the first person from Europe to discover North America. While sailing west in order to find an alternate route to Asia to improve trading access, he landed on the east coast of North America.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus opened routes to the Americas, so Europeans could colonize the region. Columbus also discovered gold in the Caribbean, and he claimed new land in the name of the Spanish Empire.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, a Spanish port. His three ships were named the Santa Maria, the Pinta and the Nina.Full Answer >