Christopher Columbus

Timeline created by dock1186
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Birth of Christopher Columbus

  • Jul 15, 1476

    shipwrecked during battle with pirates, swims to Portugal and eventually makes jis was to Lisbon

  • Jul 15, 1479

    Columbus marries Felipa Perestrello e Moniz

  • Jul 15, 1482

    Columbus corresponds with famous cartographer Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli

  • Jul 15, 1484

    Columbus tries to persuade King John II of Portugal to sponsor a voyage across the Atlantic to Asia

  • Jul 15, 1485

    King John II doesnt support the voyage so Columbus turns to the King and Queen of Spain

  • Jul 15, 1486

    Columbus speaks with Queen Isabella but she refuses to make immediate decision turns the request to her advisors

  • Dec 20, 1491

    Spain initially turns down Columbus's request for his voyage but then agrees to support the voyage

  • Apr 1, 1492

    Columbus signs the Articles of Capitulation

    The Articles of Capitulation is a contract with the Spanish government to support the Voyage
  • May 1, 1492

    Columbus is given three ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus begins the Voyage to find a sea route to the far east

  • Oct 6, 1492

    Columbus's crew threatens mutiny but he convinces them to continue sailing

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus reaches land

  • Nov 15, 1492

    Columbus explores the Caribbean Islands

  • Dec 24, 1492

    The Sanat Maria runs aground and is destroyed

  • Dec 31, 1492

    Columbus establishes a colony on the island of Hispaniola

  • Jan 2, 1493

    Columbus begins to sail back to Spain

  • Mar 15, 1493

    Columbus arrives in Palos, Spain

  • Apr 15, 1493

    Columbus meets with the King and Queen of Spain who agree to sponsor a second voyage

  • Sep 25, 1493

    Columbus begins his second voyage with 17 ships and 1,200 men

  • Nov 15, 1493

    Columbus returns to La Navidad and finds the colony destroyed and the colonists dead or missing

  • Jul 15, 1495

    Columbus is summoned back to Spain after the King and Queen hear that he has mismanaged the colony

  • May 15, 1498

    Columbus begins his third voyage

  • Jul 15, 1500

    Columbus is replaced as Governor of Hispaniola by Francisco de Bobadilla

  • Jul 15, 1502

    Columbus begins his fourth voyage

  • Jul 15, 1503

    Columbus is shipwrecked on Jamaica

  • Jul 15, 1504

    Columbus returns to Spain

  • Jul 15, 1506

    Columbus dies in Spain

  • May 20, 1542

    Columbus is re-buried in Hispaniola at the Cathedral of Santo Domingo

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1493
    to
    Dec 31, 1495

    As Governor of the Spanish colony Columbus explores the Caribbean