Christopher columbus

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Christopher columbus

  1. 1. Christopher Columbus By: Josh Kessner History 140 Professor Arguello
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born in October 1451 in Genoa, Columbus’s father was a middle-class wool weaver </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus was born in modern day Italy but his known signature by hand was Spanish and it read Cristobal Colon </li></ul><ul><li>While in Spain in 1487, Columbus found a new mistress by the name of Beatriz Enriquez de Arana </li></ul><ul><li>He learned Latin, Portuguese, and Castilian </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus studied many subjects such as astronomy, geography, and history </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Campaign to the Orient <ul><li>Columbus had proposed his plan of travel to John II, the King of Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Columbus tried proposing his plan to Asia by western route to many other places but they had all denied him the funding. </li></ul><ul><li>This was due to the fact that many of the places thought that the distance Columbus had estimated was far too short </li></ul><ul><li>Overtime, after funding and investments, Columbus finally found funding and gained a contract with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella </li></ul>
  4. 4. Voyages <ul><li>Between the years of 1492 and 1503 Columbus made four trip voyages to the Americas under the sponsorship of the Crown of Castile </li></ul><ul><li>The areas that he ended up exploring were parts of central America and islands close to modern day Florida </li></ul><ul><li>These voyages marked the beginning of European exploration and colonization of the American continents </li></ul>

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