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  • Christopher Columbus was a son of a wool merchant, Christopher was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451, His fathers name was domenico Colombo and his mother was Susana Fontanarrosa.  
  • When Christopher Columbus was still a teenager he got a job on a merchant ship until about 1470 when french privateers attacked his ship. He went to school in Lisbon where he studied math,astronomy,cartography and navigation.
  • Christopher Columbus started his first voyage in August 3, 1492 when he wanted to discover a faster route to get to Asia, this voyage went on for several months.
  • After traveling on for couple of months he landed on an island in the Bahamas that he called San Salvador,
  • After traveling for many months hoping that he could find a faster route to Asia he instead stumbled upon the Americas. 
  • Christopher Columbus died on May 20, 1506, many people think that Columbus found America but that's not true since the Vikings had already explore that area long time ago.
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