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Christopher Columbus spent a significant amount of time as a child at sea, which led to his desire to become an explorer. Columbus was born in Italy in 1451 to a family of wool weavers. Despite learning weaving technique... More »

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According to About, Christopher Columbus's wife's name was Felipa Perestrello. The couple lived together in Lisbon, Portugal. The couple met after Columbus swam to the Portuguese shore when the ship from his first voyage... More »

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Christopher Columbus' father, Domenico Columbus, was a wool weaver. Columbus was born into a middle-class family that worked as weavers in Genoa, Italy. Columbus was ashamed of his banal family background and did not oft... More »

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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... More »

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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. More »

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Christopher Columbus died in 1506. Modern doctors believe he suffered from Reiter's Syndrome, or reactive arthritis, an illness caused by intestinal bacterial infections or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. N... More »

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According to About, Christopher Columbus's wife's name was Felipa Perestrello. The couple lived together in Lisbon, Portugal. The couple met after Columbus swam to the Portuguese shore when the ship from his first voyage... More »

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