Christopher Columbus is best known as the explorer who discovered North America. While his original hypothesis was that he could sail west from Europe in order to reach eastern Asia, Columbus stumbled upon the large land... More »

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 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 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 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 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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