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.