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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 »

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain sponsored Christopher Columbus's first voyage in 1492. Under the terms of the sponsorship, Columbus would become viceroy of all lands discovered and keep 1/10 of all valuables f... More »

Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain in October 1492, and arrived in America off the coast of one of the Bahamas islands. He technically did not discover America, as the Vikings had been in Newfoundland, Canada, four... More »

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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 is considered a hero because he traveled to the New World and launched a series of expeditions and migrations. The money he brought to European empires gave him the status of a hero. However, modern ... More »

Christopher Columbus first left for the New World on Aug. 3, 1492, and he arrived on Oct. 12 of the same year. He had begun his career as a sailor during his teenage years. More »

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