Biography on Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Spain in 1451. Genoa back in 1451 was an old sea port which was by the Ligurian Sea. Christopher Columbus’s Spanish name was Cristoforo Colombo, translated into English that means Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus had two younger brothers. Columbus had little education like most of the people of that time period of 1451. Genoa was a rather busy sea port that had a lot of trade coming in and out of it. Christopher Columbus picked up a thing or two like fishing from the sailors arriving at Genoa to do work. Columbus had a father who was a weaver that did not bring home a lot of money. Therefore, the family sometimes had to do without some things. Columbus also worked with his father when he was not out exploring the port of Genoa. However, Christopher had long had his mind set on being a sailor. Columbus finally found an opportunity to sail. He went fishing with merchants and fishermen. Christopher Columbus was also interested in geography and map making, which he studied when he sailed. In Christopher’s twenties he made his very first trip through the Mediterranean Sea into the Atlantic Ocean. During Christopher Columbus’s trip their ship was attacked and burned. Columbus swam an astounding six miles by holding on to ship wreckage. In 1476 Christopher Columbus moved to the country of Portugal. In Portugal he met a woman named Felipa Perestrello e Moniz. Moniz was the daughter of a well-respected family who

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