Christopher Columbus

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  • Oct 1, 1451

    Fact

    His name is Not Christopher columbus it is (Cristoforo Colombo Italian) or (Cristóbal Colón Spanish)
  • Oct 1, 1451

    Family and Place Of Birth

    Parents:
    Mum: Susanna Fontanarossa
    Dad: Domenico Colombo Place of Birth: Genoa in Italy
  • Oct 1, 1451

    Fact

    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, the son of a wool merchant called Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool merchant.
  • Oct 1, 1451

    Fact

    Christopher Columbus had three younger brothers called Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino, and Giacomo. He also had a sister called Bianchinetta
  • Period: Oct 1, 1451 to May 20, 1506

    Birth To Death

    Birth To Death Of Christopher Columbus
  • Jan 1, 1470

    Fact

    The family moved to Savona and Christopher Columbus travelled the seas as a pirate, or Privateer, attacking ships belonging to the Moors
  • Jan 1, 1476

    Fact

    Christopher Columbus swims ashores when his ship is sunk in a battle off Portugal
  • Jan 1, 1477

    Fact

    Christopher Columbus joined his brother Bartholomew in Lisbon to work as a cartographer
  • Jan 1, 1479

    Fact

    Christopher Columbus married a noblewoman called Felipa Perestrello Moniz. Her father had been explorer called Bartolomeu Perestrello who had been involved with the discovery of the Madeira Islands Felipa gave Christopher Columbus her dead father's charts of the winds and currents of the Portuguese possessions in the Atlantic
  • Jan 1, 1480

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    Christopher Columbus and Felipa have a son called Diego Colon
  • Jan 1, 1484

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    Christopher Columbus fails to gain the patronage the King of Portugal to enable him search for a trade route to the Indies
  • Jan 1, 1485

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    Felipa dies of consumption and Christopher Columbus moves to Cadiz in Spain where he opens another shop supplying maps and charts
  • Jan 1, 1486

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    Columbus meets Dona Beatriz Enriquez de Arana from Cordova in Spain who he marries Columbus petitions his plans to the Spanish court but is refused any patronage
  • Jan 1, 1487

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    Works in the service of the Duke of Medina Celi, Don Luis de la Cerda Columbus submits his plans to King Henry VII of England and King Charles VIII of France but again his proposals are declined
  • Jan 1, 1488

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    Christopher and Dona Beatriz Enriquez have a son called Ferdinand ( 1488 - 1539), better known as Fernando
  • Jan 1, 1488

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    Christopher and Dona Beatriz Enriquez have a son called Ferdinand ( 1488 - 1539), better known as Fernando
  • Jan 1, 1491

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    Columbus again appeals to King Ferdinand of Spain for patronage but he was again refused A priest called Father Perez intercedes on behalf of Christopher Columbus and pleads with Queen Isabella to fund Columbus emphasising that he would be able to convert heathen races to Christianity
  • Jan 1, 1492

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    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain finally agree to act as patrons to Christopher Columbus and provide money and ships August: He leaves Palos, Spain in search of the Indies on his ship which is called the Santa Maria. His son, Fernando accompanied Columbus. The other two ships were called the Pinta and the Nina
    Martin Alonso Pinzon commanded the Pinta and his brother, Vicente Yanez Pinzon commanded the Nina. The three ships carried 120 men
  • Jan 1, 1492

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    September 8: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus on the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta begin September 15: The ships reach the Canaries under favorable conditions September 20: At the Sargasso Sea the weather conditions change. Columbus keeps two log books to deceive the crew as to the real length of the voyage September 23: The crew become disgruntled October 7: False landfall is spotted October 11: There is near Mutiny from the crew October 12: Land seen by one of the Pinta's crew and the
  • Jan 1, 1492

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    October 28: The fleet reaches Cuba December 5: The Santa Maria sinks off the cost of Hispaniola but Christopher Columbus establishes the first Spanish settlement in the New World January 16: Columbus starts the return journey to Spain
  • Jan 1, 1493

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    5 March: Christopher Columbus arrives at Palos in Spain bringing his news of the New World September 25: Cadiz. The Second voyage of Christopher Columbus consisting of 16 ships carrying about 1500 men including Juan Ponce de Leon. Columbus explores Hispaniola (Jamaica) and encounters the fierce Carib and Arawak native indians. He establishes a Spanish settlement in Haiti and searches for gold
  • Jan 1, 1494

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    September 29: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain
  • Jan 1, 1498

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    31 July: Christopher Columbus arrived at the Cape Verde Islands, near Trinidad. He crosses over to the mainland where he discovers pearls Christopher Columbus was the first European to land in South America but news spreads to Spain about problems in the Spanish settlements and Christopher Columbus is heavily criticised for its handling. A visita was ordered to investigate lead by Francisco de Bobadilla
  • Jan 1, 1498

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    31 July: Christopher Columbus arrived at the Cape Verde Islands, near Trinidad. He crosses over to the mainland where he discovers pearls Christopher Columbus was the first European to land in South America but news spreads to Spain about problems in the Spanish settlements and Christopher Columbus is heavily criticised for its handling. A visita was ordered to investigate lead by Francisco de Bobadilla
  • Jan 1, 1500

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    Royalty, nobility and the Spanish people were horrified at these injustices and all privileges were restored to Christopher Columbus who proposed yet another voyage of discovery
  • Jan 1, 1502

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    Fourth and final voyage of Christopher Columbus leaves from Cadiz, Spain, with four ships
  • Jan 1, 1504

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    7th November: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain
  • Jan 1, 1506

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    May 20: Christopher Columbus dies at the Spanish court at Valladolid
  • May 20, 1506

    Fact

    Died at the age of 54