Christopher Columbus explored uncharted areas to the west of Europe. He discovered many islands in the Caribbean Sea, South America and Central America. Some do not consider his acts to be those of "discovering," since p... More »

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 »

Christopher Columbus was arrested in 1500 during his third voyage when he returned to Hispaniola and found the colony of Santo Domingo in chaos and disorder. A government representative investigated the problems going on... More »

Christopher Columbus is best known for being the first person from Europe to discover North America. While sailing west in order to find an alternate route to Asia to improve trading access, he landed on the east coast o... More »

Christopher Columbus used tools like maps, charts and magnetic compasses on his journeys. He also used celestial navigation to measure his latitude. More »

Christopher Columbus was an explorer credited with discovering the New World on an expedition in 1492. Although he did not actually discover America, his expedition did kick off centuries of exploration, conquest and col... More »

Christopher Columbus is widely credited as the first European explorer to discover the Americas when he landed in late 1492. It was Columbus' discovery of the American continents and subsequent communication with Spain t... More »