Early Explorer

By: Sophia Dunn

About Christopher Columbus

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 spices). He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504. Born: October 1451, Genoa, Italy. Died: May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain. Full name: Cristoforo Colombo Children: Diego Columbus, Ferdinand Columbus .Parents: Domenico Colombo, Susanna Fontanarossa.

Some Crew Members

Voyage 1

Christopher started in Spain, Europe for voyage 1. 17 ships were for his 1st voyage. There were weapons for the waging war were all embarked on the vessels. Columbus was the first European since the Viking Leif Ericsson to set foot on the mainland of America. Columbus returned to Spain in the Nina, arriving on March 15, 1493. On 13 October 1493 a bare 7 months after his return from voyage 1.

Voyage 2

Christopher Columbus had been on his second voyage by now (1493).Dominica Republic, the island he had discovered on his second voyage. Columbus left from Cádiz in Spain for his second voyage (1493-1496) on September 24, 1493, with 17 ships and about 1200 men. His aim was to conquer the Taíno tribe and colonise the region. On October 13, the ships left the Canary Islands, following a more southerly course than on his first voyage.

Voyage 3

Christopher Columbus was now off to his third voyage. On May 30, 1498, Christopher Columbus left Sanlúcar, Spain with six ships for his third trip to the New World. Christopher Columbus explored with Vicente Yáñez Pinzon and Martin Alonzo and on third expedition. He sailed southwest from the Cape Verdes on July 4, but by the 13th they had made only 120 leagues. After drifting eight days in the Doldrums, winds returned on the 22nd, and Columbus set course west. By the morning of July 31 water was running short, so the Admiral decided to steer directly for Dominica, the island he had discovered on his second voyage. After changing course to north by east, he sighted an island at noon that day. Because the island had three hills, Columbus named it Trinidad, after the Holy Trinity.

The Death

Christopher Columbus was getting older now and on May 20, 1506, the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus was the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland in the 10th century. He explored the West Indies, South America, and Central America, but died a disappointed man, feeling he had been mistreated by his patron, King Ferdinand of Spain. He now has a day that we all represent his death.

Christopher's Family

Websites about Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day

Monday, Oct. 14th 2013 at 12am

6500 Northwest Klamm Drive

Kansas City, MO

Columbus Day is October 14

About the Author

My name is Sophia Dunn.

I am in 5th grade and 10 years old.

I love to dance and play soccer.


I hope you liked my Christopher Columbus SMORE Project