Christopher Columbus By Patrick and Louis

Christopher Columbus may be one of the most famous explorers of all time. He was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. Christopher Columbus studied mathematics, astronomy and natural science at the University of Pavia. In 1476 he sailed with the merchant fleet bound for Lisbon and England. He was shipwrecked off the south coast of Portugal after an attack by French naval forces. Queen Isabella sponsored the voyage.

On his first voyage as a captain he sailed from Spain in search of a western route across the Atlantic to Asia. He left on August 3, 1492. He had three ships on the voyage. The ships names were The Nina, The Pinta and The Santa Maria. He also has brought cat to eat the mice. It took him one year to make the voyage. He named the islands
On his second voyage to the Indies in September of 1493, Columbus sailed with 17 ships and 1,200 men. He was on his way to Hispaniola and he was looking for gold. Instead, he ran into the cannibals so then he didn’t want to stay long. He found very little gold to send back to the Queen.

On May 1498, his third voyage, Christopher Columbus set out to explore further south before going to Hispaniola. The first island he named Trinidad because there were three mountain peaks there. At first Columbus didn’t know that right next to Trinidad was a whole new continent that no one new about. It would later be called South America.
Finally, his fourth voyage happened in 1502. He explored the coast of Central America. He had four ships and 140 men. On his return to the Caribbean he first landed on the island of Martinique then proceeded to Hispaniola where he was forbidden to land.

Christopher Columbus died in 1506 of sickness. Christopher Columbus will be most remembered for discovering the Bahamas which lead to discovering North America.

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