Christopher Columbus

By: Noy, Noa and Elina

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born Cristoforo Colombo, probably in Genoa, Italy, in 1451. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a weaver. Some speculate it was the family of crypto-Jews. His education was apparently only partially. The way their money began, apparently, at the age of 14. At the beginning of the 70s of the 15th century sailed under René of Anjou unsuccessful campaign to retake the kingdom of Naples. In May of 1476 participated in Columbus accompanied the ships from Genoa to north Europe. On August 13, the convoy was intercepted by the Portuguese near the coast of Portugal. Columbus wounded in the battle that took place, but managed to reach the shore.

Columbus's voyages

In 1474 he joined probably the first long sea voyage . Day Trip This was one of the islands in the sea Hhgai . In 1476 he first delicious taste of the Atlantic , that it was trading ships attacked and sank off the coast of Portugal by French pirates . Columbus swam to shore and survived .

Christopher Columbus did not really discover America

Columbus turned to King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella of Castile in Spain and they were convinced and agreed to fund three ships - "Nina", "Pinta 'and' Santa Maria ', including staff salaries.

Columbus set off on 6 September 1492 and after a journey that lasted five weeks, during which team members rebelled against him, the delegation shore and docked in San Salvador.