Christopher Columbus

Hero or Villain?

Christopher Columbus: A Quick Biography

He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He sailed for Spain during the rule of Ferdinand and Isabella. He set sail in 1492, shortly after the Reconquista of Spain was completed.

Fun Facts About Columbus

10 Things You Didn't Know About Columbus

  • Columbus didn't set out to prove the world was round-the ancient Greeks had already figured that out!
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Sailing to China

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd 1492 at 6am

Palos, Spain

On my way to China. I think I found a better route!
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