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 »

As History.com points out, though Christopher Columbus did not discover the New World, one of the impacts of his exploration was the opening of the North America to settlement and exploitation. Another impact was the dev... More »

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 »

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