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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 »

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 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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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 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 »