Christopher Columbus

By: Haylie

Background of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa. In the late 1200 polo had journeyed to Asia and brought back gold, jewels, and spices from china. Columbus was also interested in exploring these faraway lands.

So around the age of 15 Columbus became a sailor. He sailed on ships that went south along the coast of Africa and north Africa to Ireland. They may have gone to Ireland.