How many voyages did Columbus make?


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Columbus made four voyages to the New World between 1492 to 1504, according to Enchanted Learning. The voyages were in October 1492, June 1496, October 1500 and November 1504.

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Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer on a mission to find a direct route to India, made four voyages. In his search for a market for spices in India, Columbus traveled to the Caribbean and South America in a period between 1492 and 1504. In the first trip, he sailed in honor of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain in three ships, namely the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, and he landed in San Salvador. The second, third and fourth trips took him to Hispaniola, Trinidad and Venezuela, and Mexico, respectively.

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