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Christopher Columbus Personal Background 1451 - born in Genoa, Italy. Read about Marco Polo and wanted to become an explorer. Became a sailor at age 14. Died - 1506
Christopher Columbus Sponosor Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain
Christopher Columbus Motives To find a better trade route to Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean
Christopher Columbus Dates 1492 left Spain with three ships (Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria) and landed in the Carribbean. 1493 returned to Spain. Sailed three times to New World. Died 1506.
Christopher Columbus Route of Exploration West across Atlantic to Carribbean Islands. Landed on San Salvador, called the people Indians because he thought he landed in the East Indies. Explored Cuba, the coasts of Central and South America, too.
Christopher Columbus Impact Discovered new trade routes that led to other explorers discovering more of the New World. Europeans settled and set up colonies because of the routes he found.
Created by: ninjaweasel