Backround of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus birth place was unknown but he's believed to be born in Genoa, Italy. Christopher live from 1451C.E to 1506C.E. Before Christopher became a explorer in Spain, he work in Italy as a sailor. He went to Spain when Italy wouldn't give him money for the trip.
Christopher was a Italian explorer and that's where he started.
A picture of Christopher Columbus
Genoa is the city/state he was born in
Explorer In Spain
Christopher started by going to Portugal, so he could get money and explore west. It ended up not working out out because Portugal thought the trip was far and dangerous. Christopher when to Spain and it worked out for after convincing the leaders for seven years. Spain funded the money so he can head west across the Atlantic ocean. A lot of money was given to Spain for Christopher to travel. The government and private citizens put in a quality amount of money.
Christopher started his first trip in 1491 and had three ships sailing west.