Christopher Columbus

Explorer Christopher Columbus

Picture
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Personal Background
  • nobleman
  • sailor
  • soldier
  • merchant

Sponsor Spain

Motives
  • to spread Christianity
  • to find a route to Asia
  • to find riches

Dates (give the range of years) 1492-1506

Route of Exploration
(include a map)
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Source for Map
blog.penandco.com

Impact

  • claimed lands for a European nation
  • provided new information for maps
  • mistreated or killed American Indians
  • spread disease
  • established a settlement

Interesting factoid(s) His real name was: Cristoforo Colombo
He was a VERY religous man

Source(s) for Information
http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thevoyagesofcolumbus/tp/Ten-Facts-About-Christopher-Columbus.htm