Age of Exploration - Christopher Columbus Timeline

Age of Exploration - Christopher Columbus Timeline
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  • THE LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
  • Christopher Columbus was born in the seafaring city of Genoa, Italy.
  • Columbus worked aboard merchant ships as a teenager and sailed throughout the Mediterranean Sea. At an early age, he began to show a great interest in navigation and cartography.
  • Columbus moved to Spain and continued to study navigation and geography. He believed he could find a trading route to Asia by sailing west from Spain.
  • In order to find a western route to Asia, Columbus asked Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain to pay for his voyage.
  • On August 3rd, 1492 with the financial support of the King and Queen of Spain, Columbus set sail to find the western route to Asia.
  • LAND!
  • On October 12th, 1492 a crew member named Rodrigo de Triana shouted out that he had spotted land. Columbus would name the island San Salvador.
  • Columbus and his crew discover what will be known to be the island of Cuba and soon makes the first permanent Spanish settlement. Columbus believed he landed in Asia.
  • Columbus returned to Spain with artifacts and American captives as proof of his discoveries. This interaction between the two worlds marked the beginning of the Columbus Exchange.
  • In 1506, Columbus died in Valladolid, Spain. At the time of his death, thousands of Europeans had set sail thanks to this "New World" discovered by Columbus.

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