Christopher Columbus

A Explorer From Italy

The Exploration of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route from Europe to Asia, but his goal was never accomplished. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really discover the New World a few million people already lived there but, his journeys set the beginning of many decades and centuries of conquest ad exploration to the Americas.

The Life of Columbus

Where, Why and Who He Sailed For

Where he is from: Columbus was born and raised in Genoa, Italy. He was born in 1451 and was sent off to sea on a merchant ship not much after that and was out at sea until 1470 when the Portuguese attacked his ship and sunk it but Columbus floated to shore and began to study math, science, navigation and many more things that ended up leading to one of the greatest ideas ever to come.

Who he Sailed for: Columbus sailed for The Queen of Spain and had taken many routes to try to reach Asia but never did.

Years of Exploration: Columbus sailed the years of 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502 all just to go explore.

Places Discovered: He discovered many places in the Early Voyages he discovered Present day Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and many more areas there in the Caribbean on the Later Voyages he discovered more of the Americas, Panama, and Hispanola while visiting the South American Mainland during these Voyages.

Columbus Routes Taken

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