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The Background Of Christopher Columbus

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2. Describe the background of Christopher Columbus. 150 Words
Cristoforo Colombo or commonly known today as, Christopher Columbus, was a navigator, sailor, and a coloniser who was inspired by other sailors books such as, Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the world), published by Marco Polo. He was thought to be born on 31st October 1451 in Genoa, Republic of Genoa, but historians haven’t actually confirmed this to be true. He was the son of two wool weavers named Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. He was also the husband of Filipa Moniz Perestrello. He was famous for accidently finding, then colonising The New World which is commonly known today as America. It’s commonly thought that he was the first person to discover America but America was discovered by Lief Erikson, a Viking of a few centuries prior to Columbus’s time. Christopher Columbus passed away from gout in 1506.
3. Achievements of Christopher Columbus. 330 Words
3.1. Finding and Colonising the New World.
Columbus’s first journey was sponsored by King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the Catholic Monarchs of Aragon, Castile, and Leon in Spain. The funding was used to give Columbus crew members 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.
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