Timeline: Christopher Columbus
Columbus is born in Genoa, the son of a prosperous wool merchant and weaver.
Columbus swims ashore after his ship is sunk in a battle with pirates off Portugal.
As a master mariner, Columbus makes merchant voyages as far as Iceland and Guinea.
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When Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean, he believed it to be Asia--his
They first landed on an island Columbus
named San Salvador: there is some debate today as to which Caribbean island it was. Columbus
returned to the New World in May of 1498. Many places still bear his name and Columbus
Day is still celebrated, but he is once again a ... More »
Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is remembered for his 1492 discovery of
the 'New World,' and how his legacy of European colonization is a mixed one.
An eyewitness account of Columbus's first landfall in the New World. ... "
Christopher Columbus Discovers America, 1492," EyeWitness to History, ...
Discover facts about Christopher Columbus - 'the man who discovered America'.
How did his voyages change the course of world history?
The role of Christopher Columbus in the history of the United States of America.
Learn about Christopher Columbus's early life, his famous journey, and his later
voyages in this biography of the Italian mariner.