Christopher Columbus Thesis

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Cristoforo Colombo well knows as Christopher Columbus was a navigator,Italian explorer, and colonizer. He made 4 trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain. He was born approximately around 1451 in Genoa, Italy. His father name was Domenico Colombo, was a wool merchant. His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool merchant. Christopher had three little brothers called Giovanni Pellegrino Columbus, Bartolomeo, and Giacomo. He also had one sister named Bianchinetta. Since he eventually was going to be a navigator he attended Prince Henry’s School of Navigation in Portugal. He later married a noblewoman named Felipa Perestrello e Moniz in 1479. She was the daughter of a rich Portuguese family.The two had one child together named Diego Colon in 1480. She later died which caused Christopher to later start a new relationship in Spain to a Beatriz Enriquez De Arana in 1487. They to had a child which was Ferdinand, he later became a king, Christopher main goal was to find quicker sea routes to China, India, and Asia to find…show more content…
He had 17 ships and about 1200 men. His goal was to explore and settle on the new lands that he found. His main purpose was to colonize the Taino tribe and for them to teach their doctrine of Christianize to anybody they found. This voyage brought European livestock such as horses, pigs, sheep, and cattle. They also brought settlers to America for the first time. Columbus duty was to expand the settlement on Hispaniola, convert the natives to Christianity. This voyage led to the Columbian exchange of technology, animals, diseases, food and etc. The columbian exchange was a period where biological and cultural exchange took place between the old and new world. The exchange affected both sides of the world including the european which started the slave trade. After he came back he was put in prison for 8 weeks and was threatened to be deposed of his
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