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  1. Christopher Columbus - Voyages, Nationality & Facts - Biography

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    Dec 03, 2019 · Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the 'New World' of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492. Who Was Christopher Columbus? Christopher...

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  2. Christopher Columbus | Biography, Voyages, & Facts | Britannica

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    Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón, (born between August 26 and October 31?, 1451, Genoa [Italy]—died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain), master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages (1492–93, 1493–96, 1498–1500, and 1502–04) opened the way for European exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas.

  3. Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia

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    Christopher Columbus (/ k ə ˈ l ʌ m b ə s /; before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer and colonizer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened the New World for conquest and permanent European colonization of the Americas.

  4. Christopher Columbus Biography | Biography Online

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    Christopher Columbus Biography Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) was an Italian explorer, colonizer, and navigator. He is remembered as the principal European discoverer of the Americas and he helped bring the Americas to the forefront of the western consciousness.

  5. Biography of Christopher Columbus, Italian Explorer

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    Christopher Columbus (c. October 31, 1451–May 20, 1506) was an Italian explorer who led voyages to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. His exploration of these areas paved the way for European colonization. Since his death, Columbus has been criticized for his treatment of Native Americans in the New World.

  6. Biography of Christopher Columbus

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    Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was a Genoese navigator and explorer. In the late 15th century, Columbus believed that it would be possible to reach the lucrative markets of eastern Asia by heading west, instead of the traditional route which went east around Africa.

  7. Christopher Columbus Biography | Famous Explorers | Live Science

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    Christopher Columbus was an intrepid, driven ocean explorer who found the Americas while looking for an ocean route to Asia; his discovery is celebrated as Columbus Day in many countries.

  8. Christopher Columbus - History and Biography

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    Jun 08, 2018 · According to some historians, Christopher Columbus was born in the year of 1451 in Genoa, Italy; son of Domenico Colombo and Suzanna Fontanarrosa who named him Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus himself narrated that his experience as a navigator begins when he was 14 years old.

  9. Mr. Nussbaum - Christopher Columbus Biography

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    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451. His career in exploration started when he was very young. As a teenager he traveled the seas and eventually made Portugal his base. Columbus came to believe that the East Indies (present-day Indonesia and surrounding islands) could be reached by sailing west through the Atlantic Ocean.

  10. Was Christopher Columbus a Hero or Villain? - Biography

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    Oct 08, 2019 · Columbus stood to gain significant wealth and power from his voyage, terms he negotiated with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. His contract with the monarchs, called The Capitulations of...