Christopher Columbus
By Chandler Milder
Back ground information
Born in Genoa went to sea at age 14.
Parents a wool merchant and a weaver.
Attacked by pirates at age 14 at sea.
Reasons for trip/Who sponsored
the trip.
Queen Isabella King Ferdinand
new
land
The gold
Places he sailed
Caribbean islands
He found gold he discovered land
Difficulties storms and waves
Getting split up
Time line.
1451 He born in Genoa when he was 14 he went to sea.
1476
Columbus swims ashore after his ship is sunk in a battle with pirates off Portugal. He joins his
brother Bartholomew, a cartographer, in Lisbon.
1477-1484 As a master mariner, Columbus makes merchant voyages as far as Iceland and Guinea.
1479
Columbus marries Felipa Perestrella e Moniz, daughter of a Portuguese nobleman. They settle
on the island of Porto, near Madiera.
1480
Eldest son Diego is born.
1484
Columbus conceives of "The Enterprise of the Indies," but fails to convince King John II of
Portugal to back the plan. Wife Felipa dies.
1485
Columbus moves to Spain, settling at Palos in Andalusia.
1488
Second son Fernando is born out of wedlock, to Beatriz Enriquez de Harana.
1492/1/2
Ferdinand & Isabela capture Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain.
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