Christopher Columbus. By Joshua Reed. Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus was born in the year 1451 in Genoa Italy. Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus loved to sail and started sailing when he was 13 years old. Christopher Columbus.
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By Joshua Reed
Christopher Columbus was born in the year 1451 in Genoa Italy
Christopher Columbus loved to sail and started sailing when he was 13 years old
In the 1400’s Europe traded with the Far East, they traded for :
The trade route was blocked in the 1400’s so explorers were sailing around the tip of Africa to get to the Far East.
Christopher Columbus wanted to find a way to trade in the far east by traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean.
In order to do this he tried for many years to convince the King Ferdinand and
Queen Isabella of Spain to pay for the trip
In order to convince them he promised to gather great riches and spread Christianity to other lands
In 1492 Christopher Columbus left Spain with 90 men and 3 ships. The Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Christopher sailed on the Santa Maria
Christopher Columbus landed and discovered America on October 12, 1492. At first he thought it was the Far East.
When Christopher returned to Spain this now started more travels and explorers in the Atlantic Ocean
Christopher Columbus traveled across the Atlantic 4 more times and discovered many lands
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Christopher Columbus died May 20, 1506 in Spain.