Christopher Columbus

Explorer

Christopher's Background

Christopher was born in 1451 and died in 1506. He was born near the seaport of Genoa, Italy. By his early 20's he was a seaman sailing from Genoa to England. In 1484 he became a commander of a ship.

Christopher's Achievements

Impact on today

Christopher discovered our land although he wasn't the first to find it. He also impacted our world by giving the Europeans a new place to trade goods and ideas, also give them more trade routes. Also he helped the US start.

Interesting Facts

Christopher had two sons both had different mothers. His Voyage of Discovery idea was rejected five times. Christopher Columbus was only fourteen when he went to sea for the first time.

Citations

Alter, Judy. "Christopher Columbus." Extraordinary Explorers and Adventures. N.p.: n.p., 2001. N. pag. Print.

Christopher Columbus. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/christopher-columbus>.

The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus. Christopher Minster, 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericatheconquest/p/Columbusfirst.htm

Christopher's Voyage ships, the Nina, the Santa Maria, and the Peita.