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Christopher Columbus: The Man Who Discovered America



Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was a navigator who explored the Americas under the flag of Spain. He was born in Genoa, Italy between 25 August and 31 October 1451. His father was Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver who worked in Genoa and Savona and owned a cheese stand at which young Christopher worked. His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa. He had three brothers—Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino, and Giacomo (also called Diego).

Columbus first went to sea as a teenager, participating in several trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. He remained at sea until 1476, when pirates attacked his ship as it sailed north along the Portuguese coast. Columbus was born into a middle-class family.

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Christopher Columbus was a brilliant navigator and explorer during the age of European exploration. His voyages revealed two continents new to Europeans and initiated a period of rapid colonization, exploration, and exploitation in the Americas. Columbus’s timing was fortunate as he was able to secure funding from King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain at a time when they were eager to find new trade routes to Asia.

Columbus’s greatest achievement was discovering America. He also discovered new trade routes to Asia. Columbus’s voyages opened up a “new world” for his fellow Europeans but also marked the beginning of a devastating period of exploitation for the indigenous peoples he and his successors encountered.