Jesús Treviño 8°A Angel Ibañez 8°A Jorge Ocampo 8°A Paulina Rdz. 8°A Diego Díaz 8°A
He died in 1506 in Spain as a explorer.
Columbus was born in 1451, in the Republic of Genoa (Italy). Columbus first went to sea as a teenager, participating in voyages to the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.
Columbus was sure that the world was circular so when Constantinopla was taken he went to Portugal and told then he knew how to go India and trade with them from the other side, he wanted to see if the can pay his journey but they denied. Then he went to Spain, told the same story and he was send home again. He was going to tell England the same story when Spain told him that they will pay his journey to India. But he didn´t reach India, he found another continent.
Voyage 1: Only 90 men made the first voyage of discovery from Palos Spain. There were 3 ships: The Santa Maria, La Pinta and La Niña. They found San Salvador. Voyage 2: 17 assorted vessels and over 1200 men made up "The Grand Fleet" in an attempt to establish a permanent Spanish colony. Destination: La Navidad.
Voyage 3:Columbus left the port of Sanlucar in southern Spain on May 30, 1498 with six ships. Leaving the Canary Islands on June 19,the fleet split into two squadrons: three ships to sail directly for Hispaniola with supplies for the colonists, and the other three to explore further south. The fleet sighted an island in the west at noon that same day. Because the island had three hills, Columbus named it Trinidad, after the Holy Trinity.
Voyage 4: At Santo Domingo on June 29, Columbus requested entry into the harbor for his five ships, and he urged the governor to detain a 30-ship fleet ready to sail to Spain. He warned a terrible storm was brewing. The governor and his retinue mocked Columbus as a phony fortune-teller. Not only did the governor order the fleet to sail but denied Columbus entry into the harbor.