Christopher Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/; Italian: Cristoforo Colombo; Spanish:
Cristóbal Colón; Portuguese: Cristóvão Colombo; born between 31 October 1450
Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the "New World" of the
Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492.
Background to Christopher Columbus
After Christopher Columbus
read The Travels of Marco Polo, he felt that he could reach the West Indies by traveling west across the ocean instead of heading east over land. First Voyage - Columbus
Lands in the Bahamas:
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May 15, 2015 ... Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish ... October 31?, 1451
, Genoa [Italy]—died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain), master ...
Oct 14, 2009 ... Italy, France, Portugal and even Scotland are among those who have claimed
Christopher Columbus as their own over the years, citing a range ...
Christopher Columbus, if indeed he was born in Genoa, would have been called
... Today Genoa is part of Italy, but in 1451 it was an independent city-state, and ...
Oct 8, 2007 ... ... those who claim alternative bragging rights to Christopher Columbus. ... Even
adherents of the Italian orthodoxy concede that little is known ...
Nov 9, 2012 ... But the famed explorer Christopher Columbus's personal timeline has been so ...
Theories vary as to whether the voyager was Italian, Spanish, ...