Christopher Columbus

Explorer Christopher Columbus

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Personal Background
  • nobleman
  • sailor
  • soldier
  • merchant

Sponsor Spain

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

Dates (give the range of years) 1492-1506

Route of Exploration
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  • 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

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