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Victorious Explorer & Navigator
1451: Born in Genoa (now a part of Italy)
1476: Survives a shipwreck after a battle with pirates and swims to shore
1485: Moves to Spain
1492: After many tries, he finally convinces Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to fund his explorations (to find a westerly route to the Indies)
1492: Departs from Spain in search of a new route to the Indies with three ships; Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta
Oct. 12, 1492: They see the new world! (most likely the Bahamas)
Oct. 29, 1492: Arrives in Cuba
Dec. 5, 1492: Arrives in Hispaniola
Dec. 25, 1492: Santa Maria Sinks
1493: Returns to Lisbon, Portugal
Sept. 1493: Begins Second Voyage
1496: Returns to Portugal
1498: Begins third voyage
1504: Columbus returns to Spain
May 20, 1506: Columbus dies
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Map of Columbus’s Four Voyages
1453: Ottoman Empire takes over Constantinople, ends Byzantine Empire
1465: Major Flooding in Ming Empire leads to construction of thousands of bridges
1488: End of Civil War in England
1492: Moors driven from Spain
1503-06: Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
1509: Istanbul Earthquake kills around 10,000 people
In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,Columbus sailed the ocean blue.He took three ships with him, too,And called aboard his faithful crew.Mighty, strong and brave was heAs he sailed across the open sea.Some people still thought the world was flat!Can you even imagine that?