Christopher Columbus, A Explorer, Sailor, And A Coloniser

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Cristoforo Colombo, or commonly known today as, Christopher Columbus, was a navigator, sailor, and a coloniser. Columbus’ influences on discovering a new route to the Indies revolved around many books such as, Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the world), published by Marco Polo and many other sailors. He was thought to be born on 31st October 1451 in Genoa, Republic of Genoa, but historians have not in fact corroborated this to be true. Filipa Moniz Perestrello was the wife of Columbus and the son of two wool weavers named Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. He was famous for accidently finding, then colonising The New World, or commonly known today as, America. It has been commonly thought that Columbus was the first person to discover America, but Lief Erikson, a Viking of a few centuries prior to Columbus’ time, discovered America first. Christopher Columbus perished from gout in 1506.

King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the Catholic Monarchs of Aragon, Castile, and Leon in Spain sponsored Columbus’ first journey. The funding was used to give Columbus crewmembers, and the money to afford three ships called the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María. Columbus and his crew then sailed west in hopes to find a new route to lucrative Chinese trade markets or a new Silk Road.
After two months (October 12 1492) of sailing, a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana spotted land. Columbus then sailed towards the newly perceived land that Columbus called, San

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