In 1492 a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher
Columbus ... The search for a westward route to Asia continued in 1513 when
Vasco ... to sail out west into the Atlantic,...
From the Spanish port of Palos, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail in
... the Pinta, and the Nina—on a journey to find a western sea route to China,
India, ... scope of what he did achieve: He had discovered for Europe the New
World, .... Rust was serving a four-year sentence at a labor camp when the
On the morning of Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus stepped ashore on an
island in the Americas. ... He was seeking a western sea route from Europe to
Asia. When he sighted America, he believed that he had reached his goal. ... To
reach India, China, Japan, and the East Indies, the Portuguese were already
Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506), Italian Spanish navigator who sailed west
across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by ...
While on a voyage for Spain in search of a direct sea route from Europe to Asia,
... (which Columbus, as the son of a wool weaver, would have attended) did offer
Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is remembered for his 1492 ... “
Speaking of myself, little profit had I won from twenty years of service, during
which I have ... Columbus believed that sailing west would be a faster way to get
to India. .... coast of Central America in an unsuccessful search for a route to the
Jun 6, 2013 ... Columbus first presented his plan for a western route to the Indies to the court of
Portugal in 1485. ... After seven years of lobbying at the Spanish court, where he
was kept ... Columbus did not realize that Alfraganus used the much longer ...
Christopher Columbus, to the above-mentioned countries of India, ...
Did you know... Columbus waited in Spain for several years for Spain's war of
reconquest against the Moors to end before receiving funding for his voyage. ...
voyage to find a route to India, China, and Japan by sailing west across the
Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born navigator who sailed in the service of
... Although Columbus was in search of a westward route to Asia by sea, the
discoveries he did make were more important and valuable than the route he
failed to find. ... 3, 1492; rerigged the Niña in the Canary Islands; and sailed to the
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic
Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India in order to trade for... ... are more
familiar than the one of Columbus sailing west for the Indies and finding instead
the New World. ... But when Columbus set sail, he was also in the search for
Christopher Columbus was probably the most famous explorer of the era. He
achieved fame by sailing west in search of a sea route to India. ... Columbus was
born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 and during his early years his father took him on ...