Aug 15, 1451
BornChristopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 Lived by the Mediterranean Sea he longed to be a sailor.
Aug 22, 1465
sailing shipsHe began sailing on Italian ships at the age of 14.
Aug 15, 1476
England tripWhen 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 salemanColumbus 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 royalsAfter 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 AmericaOnce 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 countriesHe found San Salvador and then Cuba which he called Juana, also the Bahamas, but he found few riches on his voyages.
May 20, 1506
DeathHe died of average wealth in Spain.