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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, landing in the "new world" of the Americas and gaining lasting fame. Using ships and money provided by Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, Columbus sailed west in search of a sea passage to India. He had two goals: open trade routes for Spain and bring the word of Jesus Christ to the non-Christians he expected to meet. He sailed with three ships (the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria) and on his first trip made landf More »
Born: 1451 (Genoa, Italy)

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain ...

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Aug 1, 2017 ... Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is remembered for his 1492 discovery of the 'New World,' and how his legacy of European ...

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The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct ...

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Christopher Columbus is credited with the discovery of the Americas in 1492, though Leifr Eiriksson explored the North American continent centuries prior.

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Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón ( born between August 26 and October 31?, 1451, Genoa [Italy]—died May 20, 1506, ...

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Christopher Columbus was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia. His home was on the sea and Christopher longed to become an explorer and sailor. However, as ...

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Kids learn about the biography and life of explorer Christopher Columbus. He discovered the Americas for Spain.

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Christopher Columbus, the son of a respected weaver and local politician, was born in Genoa. He worked in his father's business, but chose to go to sea at age ...

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3 days ago ... Columbus has been drawn into a national debate over which historical figures are worthy of celebration in parks and other public settings.