Christopher Columbus believed that he had reached East Asia after crossing the Atlantic Ocean and landing near a Bahamian island. Columbus' voyage was sponsored by Ferdinand II and Isabella of Spain, in order to find a n... More »

On the explorer's first voyage to the New World in 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crew landed at an island called Guanahani by the locals and named San Salvador by Columbus. It was located in the Bahamas, but Guanaha... More »

The first New World landing by Christopher Columbus' ships was on one of the islands that now comprise the modern-day Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Subsequent first-voyage landings by the ships under Columbus' command wer... More » History Modern History

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' birthplace was Italy, but his famous trip across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 departed from Spain. Born in 1451 in the seaport city of Genoa, Italy, Columbus became actively involved in the sailing in... More »

Christopher Columbus changed the world by bringing colonization to the New World, which in turn led to the annihilation of many of the native peoples and cultures of North and South America. Due to his expeditions, a wor... More »

Christopher Columbus married Felipa Moniz Perestrelo in 1477. She died approximately two or three years later giving birth to their son, who was christened Diego. More »