Christopher Columbus 2

Explorer
Christopher Columbus
Picture
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Source for Picture
google
Personal Background
  • nobleman
  • sailor
  • soldier
  • merchant
sailor
Sponsor
spain
Motives
  • to spread Christianity
  • to find a route to Asia
  • to find riches
to find a route to Asia
Dates
1492-1506
Route of Exploration
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Source for Map
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/images/article_images/library-columbus_route2.jpg
Impact
  • claimed lands for a European nation
  • provided new information for maps
  • mistreated or killed American Indians
  • spread disease
  • established a settlement
claimed lands for a European nation
Interesting factoid(s)
christopher was only 14 when he went out to sea for the first time
Source(s) for Information
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/images/article_images/library-columbus_route2.jpgsocial social studies book