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