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Christopher Columbus 1451-1506
Christopher Columbus 1451-1506

 

A New World. Or the End of It.

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Christopher Columbus

Etching c. 1892

Library of Congress


 

The Family of Christopher Columbus

Christopher's father was Domenico Colombo. His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa.

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus


Columbus married Felipa Perestrello e Moniz (result: son Diego) and, after Felipa's death, he joined up with Beatriz Enríquez de Harana of Córdoba (result: son Ferdinand.)

 

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus made it four times across the Atlantic.

And here are the maps of his voyages:

World Map 1340 - 1600
ROUTES OF COLUMBUS
Click map to enlarge

The West Indies and Central America, 1492-1525. Inset: Watling's Island.
Central America 1492-1525

Discovery of North America
North America - Discovery

 

And this one from EB:

Map of the Voyages of Columbus
Map of the Voyages of Columbus
Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

Columbus' Impact on History

Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the New World. Though the  Vikings had discovered it long before he did, this time around someone came with a business plan.

Thus, Columbus' voyages led the way to a new beginning for some, and to the end for the ones who had called the New World their home since ages.

 

 

Chris Columbus
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
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See also the American Timeline.

 

 

 

 



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