Christopher Columbus By: Hima

By BBears
  • Aug 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus's Birthday

    Christopher Columbus was born near in Genoa, Italy.
  • Period: Aug 31, 1451 to May 20, 1506

    Birth to Death

  • May 26, 1486

    Columbus asks King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

    Christopher Columbus asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to fund his exploration. They didn't have any money because they were fighting to take back southern Spain from North African Muslims, who have ruled the region for 700 years. {Month and date is not sure}.
  • May 26, 1492

    Columbus asks King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella again

    This time they agreed to fund Columbus's exploration because Spain had won the Reqconquista against the North African Muslims and had taken southern Spain back. They needed to pay for Columbus's journey. {Month and date is not sure}.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus's set sail on his first voyage

    Columbus set sail to "India" west with three ships called Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Close to 90 men were boarded to all three ships.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus reaches "India" {New World}

    Columbus reached "India." He landed on present-day Bahamas island. Columbus named it San Salvador. He named the islands the West Indies and called the people on the islands, Indians. More than 600,000 Taino lived in the Carribean when Columbus reached the New World.He traded with them and visited two other major islands. Cuba and Hispaniola, before returning back to Spain.
  • Jun 16, 1493

    Santa Maria shipwrecked

    The Nina and Pinta returned back to Spain, but there were 40 men left behind on the islands. The Santa Maria was shipwrecked before the Nina and Pinta started back to Spain. {Month, date, and year is unknown.}
  • May 26, 1495

    Second, Third, and Forth Voyage.

    Columbus made three more voyages to coasts of Central and South America, also to the Carribean. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella wanted Columbus to start settlements and look for gold. Columbus sailed a fleet of 17 ships back to Hispaniola.
  • May 26, 1496

    The Taino people having disease

    The Europeans brought diseases to the Taino people. A lot of Taino people died from epidemics. Within 50 years of Christopher Columbus's arrival almost no Taino people were left.
  • May 26, 1496

    Columbian Exchange

    Columbus traded with the Taino people by using cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, bananas, and coffee beans. The Taino people gave Columbus plants that Spain has never seen before. Corn, squash, tomato, potatoe, peanuts, and cacao. This is called the Columbian Exchange.
  • May 20, 1506

    Columbus's Death

    Columbus's death is at 1506. Columbus lived for 55 years. Not very long if you ask me.