Summary Of Christopher Columbus Life

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Christopher Columbus was born October 31, 1451, in Genoa, Italy. His father was Domenico Colombo, a weaver and a wool merchant. His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa, a housekeeper. He had three brothers, Bartholomew, Giovanni, and Giacomo, and he had one sister, Bianchi. As a child, he helped his father in his weaving business. He attended a monastery school until he was fourteen. In his spare time, Columbus liked to collect and to study maps. As a teenager, Columbus worked on ships as a sailor and as a messenger. When Columbus was nineteen, his family moved to Savona. This was a port city. Navigators and explorers visited this area frequently. Columbus and his brother opened a map-making business there.

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