Christopher Columbus discovered the New World during his four journeys between 1492 and 1502. On his first journey, he discovered the Canary Islands, the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti; on his second journey he found Dominica, ... 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 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 »

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 »

Although Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World opened up an age of exploration, he is sometimes considered a villain due to his treatment of the indigenous people he encountered. He enslaved natives, forced ma... 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 »

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