Christopher Columbus

First one to discover america

About Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa. As a child, Columbus had read about travels of Marco Polo. So around the age of 15, Columbus became a sailor. He sailed on ships that went south along the coast of Africa and north to Ireland

Beginning of Columbuses Adventure

At about 13 years old Columbus convinced Queen Isabella and king Ferdinand of Spain. They gave him three small ships and about 90 men. Columbus promised to return with gold and species to make Spain rich.

Columbuss Adventure

On August 3, 1492, Columbus left Spain with 3 ships, the Nina, the piñta, and the Santa Maria. They sailed southwest past the canary Island and then west across the Atlantic ocean. On October 12, a sailor spotted an island with white beaches and dense green dense forests. Columbus named the island San Salvador, which means "Holy Savior".

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