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Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus by Jamon Brinson
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy.
Christopher Columbus
His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly cost him his life.
Christopher Columbus
Columbus participated in several other expeditions to Africa. 1492, Columbus left Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña along side. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization.
Christopher Columbus
Rejected by the Portuguese king for a three-ship voyage of discovery, Columbus took his plan first to Genoa and then to Venice but was rejected there too.
Christopher Columbus
He then went to the Spanish monarchy of Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon, in 1486.
Christopher Columbus
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