Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was the oldest of five children. His siblings names were (brother) Bartholomew Columbus,  (sister)Bianchinetta Columbus (brother) Giovanni Pellegrino Columbus (brother) Giacomo Columbus.

Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, his first voyage was in 1492. His dad was a merchant in Genoa, and sold very valuable things.

Christopher Columbus’s mom died in 1484. Christopher Columbus and his dad were devastated when

Christopher Columbus’s mom died.

You might think Christopher Columbus was a good person, and found America, but really, he did not. He conquered, killed, and enslaved the natives that were there first.

He settled down in America, and lived there for a few years.

Queen Isabella died a few weeks after Christopher Columbus came back to Spain.

He helped make the Portuguese more rich.

Christopher Columbus was already rich, but he was greedy, and wanted more. People think that Christopher Columbus was a good man, but really, people don’t know his background story. Christopher Columbus remarried in 1479. The important thing about Christopher Columbus is that he was an explorer. He discovered, and made paths for the other explorers. He helped make the Portuguese more wealthy, and discovered way more things than America, but the important thing about Christopher Columbus is that he was an explorer. On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his 120 men set sail on their first voyage in 1492. Christopher Columbus died on May 20, 1506. People remember him as a great explorer, and the person who found America. That’s why we celebrate Christopher Columbus day.

 

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