By: Bree Dickerson
His background and interesting facts
He was born October 31, 1451 in Genoa, Italy. When he was a kid, he was well educated and he could speak several different languages.When he was 14 he supported himself by making maps and charts. He became an explorer and had a very exiting life, but sadly it had to end on May 23,1506.
He was the first European explorer that discovered Cuba, Central America, The Bahamas, The North Coast or South America, and Hispaniola. He is also the one who discovered you could trade by ocean and he made trade routs.