Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa Italy. His father owned a wool merchant and a weaver. There is not much known about his child hood education but most likely he was educated by monks.
could i set sail to find a quicker route to Asia?
Columbus' family wanted to become rich from trade, so Columbus set sail to find a quicker route to Asia to trade silk, spices,gold, and jewels.
Christopher Columbus set sail on his journey on August 3, 1492 in search of a new and quicker route to Asia. He finally thought he found it on October 12th but instead he found...
he even found new animals and even new people! He called these people Native Americans. Christopher Columbus was not very nice to these Native people, he captured many of them and made them slaves and Europeans even brought over diseases that would kill them that didn't exist in the Americas.