Early life background information
- born in Genoa in about 1451
- He died-May 20, 1506
- got a job as a merchant on a ship
- remained at sea until 1470
- when privateers attacked his ship, the boat sank but he
floated to shore on some wood, and made his way to Lisbon, where he studied mathematics, astronomy, cartography and navigation.
- He also began to hatch the plan that would change the world forever.
- He supported himself by selling maps and charts
Christapher Columbous Acheivements
accidentally stumbled upon the Americas.
Columbus found land previously unknown to the Europeans
- Columbus introduced European ideas to the Americas
- Columbus brought Christianity with him
- Columbus introduced technology to the natives
Columbus used a sand glass to time the speed of the ship
He wrote 2 books
Impact on the World Today
- Christopher Columbus discovered the coast of North America.
- He also discovered the West Indies and Central America.
- He discovered the Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti.
Christopher Columbus - Mini Biography