A list of Christopher Columbus' crew for the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, the three ships that sailed on Columbus' first voyage, does exit. As of 2014, no records have been found indicating the crew members of subsequent voyages.Continue Reading
There are actually two lists of Columbus' crew, compiled by two different people. One list of names was collected by John Boyd Thacher, and the other more recent list was created by Alice Bache Gould. There were a total of 87 crewmen on the three ships. Four of them took advantage of an offer from the Spanish sovereigns. The deal offered them amnesty of their crimes if they agreed to become one of the crew members. This deal was offered to many convicts, but only four accepted the deal.
The first crews were made up of various professions. There were pilots, or captains, apprentices, servants, seamen, doctors, carpenters, cabin boys, surgeons and owners of the ships. The pay the crew members received depended on what their duties were while on the ship. Some of the names of the crew on the lists may not be the actual names. In that time, many were known by their given name and then the name of the province or city they were from. For example, Christopher Columbus' real name was Christobal Colon.Learn more about Exploration & Imperialism
Christopher Columbus' first voyage across the Atlantic took approximately two months. Christopher Columbus started his voyage in Palos, Spain in early August of 1492 with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. He arrived at a Bahamian island he later named San Salvador on October 12, 1492.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus thought he had landed on an island off the coast of Asia at the end of his historic 1492 ocean crossing, according to About Geography. Instead, the island, which he named San Salvador, was located in the Bahamas.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus died in 1506 from Reiter's Syndrome, an illness caused by intestinal bacterial infections or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. No one is sure how old Columbus was at the time of his death, but historians place his age at around 55.Full Answer >
Christopher Columbus married Felipa Moniz Perestrelo in 1477. She died approximately two or three years later giving birth to their son, who was christened Diego.Full Answer >