In 1492 a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher
Columbus resulted in the discovery of the Americas, a continent which was ...
Voyages to the New World First Expedition On Aug. 3, 1492, Columbus sailed
from Palos, Spain, with three small ships, the Santa María,
Perhaps the most famous explorer was Christopher Columbus. Born in Genoa,
Italy, in 1451 to a weaver, young Columbus first went to sea at the age of fourteen
Ever since Columbus was a young boy he wanted to be a sailor. ... Columbus
studied geography books to find evidence that his voyage from Spain to India
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who realized that the
world was ... A map activity on Columbus' 1492 voyage to the New World.
Columbus made several stops on his monumental first voyage, including the
present-day Bahamas, Cuba and Hispaniola.
Columbus reports on his first voyage, 1493. A primary source by Christopher
Columbus. View this item in the Collection. On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain sponsored Christopher Columbus's
first voyage in 1492. Under the terms of the sponsorship, Columbus would ...
Often credited with having "discovered" North America, Christopher Columbus
had positive and negative effects on the world. His voyages helped establish new
Around 1479, Columbus married, but his wife died in 1485. Having failed to gain
Portuguese support for a westward exploratory voyage, Columbus moved to ...