Christopher Columbus or also known as Cristoforo Colombo and Cristobal Colon, a well known Italian explorer, discovered the “New World” of America on an expedition seen through by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492. Columbus had a family and went on many voyages. Columbus was a historical figure who changed the perception of the American continents for the European countries. Columbus was born on October 31, 1451 in the Republic of Genoa. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a weaver.
He had acquired more than 18,000 ounces of gold (biography.com) 2015. and one year later he married the Daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, his generous sponsor from many years ago. While in Spain, he was named the governor of Cuba and was given permission to explore Florida (America) by Queen Isabela. On April 6, 1538, Hernando de Soto departed for Florida. However, he made a last minute stop in Havana to help the people recover from French attacks. On May 18, 1539, Hernando de Soto and his crew finally departed for Florida.
I believe that Christopher Columbus was the first European to inspire new exploration in the Americas. Calling Christopher Columbus the first explorer to discover the Americas under the Spanish crown might be more reasonable in this
The second monday of october is when many celebrate Columbus Day. A holiday designed to honor Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, who set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, five hundred twenty five years ago. He intended to find a western sea route to China, India and Asia where gold was rumored to be found in abundance. Instead he landed in the bahamas. He didn’t realize until his third voyage that he didn't land in china but a land that the Europeans had no knowledge on.
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus departed Spain under the control of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, he wanted to find a new route to Asia by traveling west. Columbus voyaged west and in about 2 months he had arrived on land. He believed that this land was Asia, but it was not. What really had occurred was that Columbus arrived in a world which had not
Fidel was a Cuban leader that established the 1st communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Fidel was the 3rd of six children including his two brothers, Raul and Ramon; and three sisters, Angelita, Emma and Augustina. His dad, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner from Spain. His mom Lina Gonzalez, had been a maid to Angel's first wife, Maria Argota, at the time of Fidel's birth. When Fidel was 15, his father dissolved his first marriage and marroed Fidel's mother, also at the of age 17, Fidel was formally recognized by his father and his name was changed from Ruz to Castro.
1495, three years after Columbus's discovery of the new world, Maximo Zamoria, a Spanish conquistador, set off to the Americas in search of gold and glory. Maximo gathered a crew of one hundred strong and well-trained men, along with his right hand man, Samuel. With the permission of the Spanish king, Maximo and his men gathered enough supplies for half a year of travel, and got the finest Spanish sailing vessel to set off for the new world.
In the year 1519, Spain set sail to be the first ones to circumnavigate the globe. Under the leadership of Ferdinand de Magellan, they were able to accomplish this monumental task by the year 1522, even though Magellan died before they journey was complete. In the article titled “Ferdinand Magellan 's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522”, we are able to recall the accounts transcribed from the paper-book of a Genoese pilot who wrote detailed accounts about the events that transpired throughout the journey. Around 55 years after Spain’s voyage, the English set out to circumnavigate the globe under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake in the year of 1577. An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms.
In 1953, an archeological expedition was led by the Norwegian towards the Galapagos Islands. Other such expeditions were also undertaken within the next few years when he also led one of the earliest scientific explorations of Easter Island. During these two expeditions, Heyerdahl was able to find more intriguing clues that seemed to link these Pacific Islands to early Ecuadorian and Peruvian Indian cultures. The later trip to Easter Island became the subject of another book that he published called “The Secret of Easter Island”. Another sea voyage by Heyerdahl in 1969 was an attempt to show that ancient Egyptians and their reed boats could have sailed to the Americas.