Read to discover about the legend of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus's early life
Christopher Columbus had a really rough childhood. Columbus had to work for his family business instead of learning or playing. Columbus celebrated his birthday on June 25th, the feast day of his patron saint, St. Critsoforo (his name in Italian). He was the first child of Domenico and Susanna Colombo. From childhood, Columbus was attracted to the sea, the center of life in Genoa. In later years, Columbus wrote in a letter that he entered upon the sea sailing at a very tender age.
Columbus had 2 younger brothers and sisters. One is named Bianchineta (the sister) and the other one was Giovanni (the brother). Columbus also had two older brothers Bartholomeno and Diego (All their names in Italian).
The Years of Great Anguish
Thirty-Three Days at Sea
Christopher volunteered to direct all ships that were sailing across sea, but Juan De La Cosa was hired as the new flagships master "over seeing the crew". Some of the Portugal ships took over seventy years searching a land witch is now know as South America. Over the years Columbus had found four voyages of discovery going back and forward trying to find land.