Christopher Columbus

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  • Aug 15, 1451


    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 Lived by the Mediterranean Sea he longed to be a sailor.
  • Aug 22, 1465

    sailing ships

    He began sailing on Italian ships at the age of 14.
  • Aug 15, 1476

    England trip

    When Columbus was 25 he was sailing on his ship towards England. A group of French pirates attacked his ship. Columbus was hurt and managed to grab onto some floating wood and make his way to shore.
  • Aug 22, 1477

    He became a saleman

    Columbus opened a shop that sold maps and books for sailors. There he became a map maker and began reading books.
  • Aug 15, 1480

    Given three ships from royals

    After many attmepts King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave Columbus three ships, a crew of about ninety men, and some money.
    To go to the Indies to get jewels and spicies.
  • Oct 12, 1485

    Founded America

    Once they landed they claimed the island and named it San Salvador for Spain. Columbus had already landed on an island southeast of what is now Florida.
  • Period: Aug 15, 1499 to Aug 15, 1506

    Founed countries

    He found San Salvador and then Cuba which he called Juana, also the Bahamas, but he found few riches on his voyages.
  • May 20, 1506


    He died of average wealth in Spain.