When he went to the sea he was helping in many trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. His voyage to the islands of Khios brought him as near as he would come to Asia. Supposedly, his first voyage to the Atlantic Ocean nearly cost him his life because the commercial fleet he was sailing with was attacked by French privateers off the coast of portugal. When the ship was burned it caused Columbus to have to swim to the Portuguese shore and make his way to Lisbon, Portugal. Of course Columbus participated in several other expeditions.
A group of settlers from England moved to Roanoke Island which is located in the Atlantic Ocean in sixteenth century. Moreover, there were so many people that landed on the island included 117 men, women and children from England. However, after all of them lived in the island for one month, they found that they lacked of food. Then, as the leader of the colony, Governor John White that known as White felt that he need to act so he went to England again in order to get more food because all of them need more suppliers of food. Somehow, he found so many mysterious things happened.
Columbus ended up changing his goal and eventually colonized a great part of the island of the Caribbean. If Columbus did not have perseverance he could have easily given up and go back to Spain. Even though Alexander died from an illness he still managed to be Great throughout his reign. He conquered a huge part of the Eastern world because of his perseverance. If Alexander was not determined to keep going he could have just gotten revenge from Persia and gone back to his kingdom, but a yen pushed him to keep going and little by little he conquered a big part of Asia.
When he was still a teenager he got a job on a Merchant ship until 1470 when armed French pirates attacked the ship as it sailed along the Portuguese coast. The ship sank and he swam for the shore of Lisbon, where he studied mathematics, astronomy, cartography, and navigation. While learning these things he began to start making his plan to sail west to make his way around the world. When he made his claims to Portugal and Spain he was off on his distances by thousands of miles. This was a terrible mistake because they were to be well unprepared for the long sea journey ahead of them in the unknown waters.
There was a storm coming and I warned Governor Niclous Ovando about the storm but he did not adhere to my warning and he lost twenty-four ships, and he also denied me entry to the port of Santo Domingo, my ships got damaged but we repaired them. I had built a garrison in Panama, which was attacked by Indians on April 6th; here I lost one ship and a number of men. I was denied entry to Hispaniola because the natives said that my administration was ineffective and cruel, but I went anyway. We lost a lot of men and all four ships in the fourth voyage
Challenging the Spanish Empire For more than 100 years, Spain and Portugal were the biggest powers in the Americas. MosltySpain had all of the New World for itself except for Brazil, which belonged to Portugal. Spain chose to conquer the Indians, and they definitely had the advantage. The Spanish had steel weapons, explosives, and firearms.
Christopher Columbus’ Invasion of the New World Genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group. Funded by royalty Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, Christopher Columbus and many other men set off to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia (1). He made four trips to in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502 and failed to accomplish his goal (1). Columbus is known for discovering the Americas when accidently sailing there instead. At the end of the 1400’s a problematic trip was the journey to Asia from Europe by land (1).
"Ponce de Leon" By: Josh Rice 10/27/14 Juan Ponce de Leon was born in a Spanish village called Santervás de Campos in the year 1460. Historians don 't know a lot about his past, but they can place his heritage back to a very wealthy and noble family. When Ponce was young, he served as a squire to Pedro Núñez de Guzmán, who used to be a noble knight commander of the Order of Calatrava. Pedro taught Ponce the important qualities of religion, fighting skills, and other manners used in daily life. He was like a father and a best friend to Ponce de Leon.
After crossing the Atlantic two of the six ships were too damaged to continue and Drake had to scrap them. After which they thought it would be smooth sailing, but alas there was conflict between Drake and the other two men placed in command. Drake had one of them, Thomas Doughty, tried and beheaded for allegedly plotting mutiny. Soon after the crew found that the Mary had rotting timbers and was burned. Once they tried to enter the Straits out of the three ships only the flagship, Pelican made it to the Pacific, the Marigold disappeared and the Elizabeth with John Wynter, the other commander, returned to England where he was tried and sentenced to jail for mutiny.
Christopher Columbus is known to be the one who established America, although his intention was to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia. He didn 't technically “discover” America, for millions had already inhabited the land. When Columbus returned to the Americas he left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego to rebuild the Hispaniola settlement, leaving with them crew members and native slaves. Columbus took native slaves of his own when he sailed west to continue his search for gold and treasures. During Columbus’s third trek he returned to the settlement in Hispaniola to find that the colonist had revolted against the atrocity of the leaders, and Spanish authorities to send a new governor to take over.
VASCO NÚÑEZ DE BALBOA Vasco Núñez de Balboa was a spanish explorer during the 1500s. Balboa was born on May 22, 1475 in Jerez de los Caballeros, a town in the impoverished Extremadura region of Spain. His mother was the Lady de Badajoz, and his father was Nuño Arias de Balboa, a nobleman. As a child, his family was poor.
In 1492, just as the Reconquista ended in Spain, Christopher Columbus left for Asia. Spain would later create one of the largest empires in history. Expelling Jews and muslims, Ferdinand and Isabella highly centralized the Catholic bureaucracy and founded a strongly Catholic Spain (Norton 16). Also, increased competition with Portugal motivated the Spanish to explore this new route to Asia. Influence from the current cultural events shaped the motives for Spanish exploration.
(August 3, 1492) Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships, Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina, He sailed to an island in the Bahamas arriving on October 12. In March 1493, he returned and was received with the highest honors by the Spanish court. This was important because he went back to Spain harboring both gold and spices. As well as “Indian” captives. (1512)
The Extraordinary life of Ferdinand Foch One of the most fascinating French generals in World War 1 was a man named Ferdinand Foch. Ferdinand Foch served in many wars including World War 1. Foch willingly served his country all throughout his early life, while in the army, success in the army, and his unfortunate death.