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 »

John Cabot successfully founded a portion of Canada, shortened the route that Christopher Columbus had taken to North America and was granted a pension by the King of England. He was a successful sailor and an explorer w... 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 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 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 » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

Christopher Columbus was arrested in 1500 during his third voyage when he returned to Hispaniola and found the colony of Santo Domingo in chaos and disorder. A government representative investigated the problems going on... More »