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      • Christopher Columbus (c. 1450-51–May 20, 1506) was born in the Republic of Genoa, Italy, although the exact location of his birth is not known with certainty ...
      • Columbus’ mother was Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool merchant ...
      • Christopher Columbus’ family was a member of a very small and lucky group during the Middle Ages: the middle class ...
  1. Christopher Columbus Facts for Kids |

    Christopher Columbus was a trader and explorer. He was also an Genoese navigator. He was born in Genoa, Italy on the year 1451. He died on May 20, 1506 in Valladolid. He wrote that he went to sea at the age of 14. He piloted four voyages to the Bahamas believing he had reached the Indies.

  2. Order of Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia

    The Order of Christopher Columbus (Spanish: Orden Heráldica de Cristóbal Colón) is an order of the Dominican Republic. It was established on 21 July 1937. It was established on 21 July 1937. The Head of State confers the order, by advice of the council of the order, both to civilians and military personnel to recognize services.

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  3. Chris Columbus (filmmaker) Facts for Kids |

    Columbus founded his production company named 1492 Pictures in 1995, intended as a play to Columbus's more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus. Success and criticism The character types preferred by Columbus are the everyday American men, women and children who struggle to uphold family traditions against a changing, sometimes intimidating ...

    • Screenwriter, producer, director
    • 1984–present
  4. Christopher Columbus Facts, Voyages, and Accomplishments

    Aug 18, 2011 · Christopher Columbus (August 22 1451 – May 20 1506) born to his father Domenico Colombo and mother Susanna Fontanarossa. There are many interesting Christopher Columbus facts about his family. His father was a weaver in Genoa and then owned a tavern when they moved to Savona.

  5. 16 Facts About Christopher Columbus - New Bedford Guide

    Oct 08, 2012 · 16 Facts About Christopher Columbus. 6. After his first voyage, Columbus was Governor of the Indies, where he did such a bad job and reportedly committed barbaric tortures, that he was arrested and spent 6 weeks in prison. He was freed from prison and took up a his fourth and final voyage to the New World.

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  6. Talk:Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia

    (Like Christopher Columbus vs. Cristoforo Colombo, or John Cabot vs. Giovanni Caboto.) It just seems perverse to do that, rather than redirecting from the anglicized version, given that English Wikipedia doesn't seem to do that for any names other than explorers. I'm guessing I'm not the first person to bring this up though.

  7. Nov 27, 2015 · Christopher Columbus (born between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451, Genoa; died 20 May 1506, Valladolid) was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

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  8. Santa María (ship) - Wikipedia

    La Santa María (The Saint Mary), alternatively La Gallega, was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, the others being the Niña and the Pinta.

    • Flagship of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World.
    • 25 December 1492, before sunrise Christmas day
  9. Christopher Columbus Facts for Kids - Kiddle

    Christopher Columbus facts for kids "Discovery" of America. Columbus is often wrongly considered the first European person... Voyage in 1492. Columbus wanted to find a shorter way to get to Asia. Second voyage. On September 24, 1493, Columbus left Spain with enough ships, supplies,... Third ...

  10. Antigua - Wikipedia

    Prior to European colonialism, Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit Antigua, in 1493. The Arawak were the first well-documented group of indigenous people to settle Antigua. They paddled to the island by canoe (piragua) from present-day Venezuela, pushed out by the Carib, another indigenous people. The Arawak introduced agriculture to Antigua and Barbuda.

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