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Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus's Biography

Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo; Spanish: Cristóbal Colón; before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola, initiated the process of Spanish colonization, which foreshadowed the general European colonization of what became known as the "New World".

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Handout of a replica of Christopher Columbus' caravel Santa Maria
Handout of a replica of Christopher Columbus' caravel Santa Maria
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  • Barcelona's visions of splendour

      News Source: The Age | 5 days ago
    Nearby in the square of Sant Jaume stand Barcelona's two political powerhouses: the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya (the seat of Catalan government) and the City Hall. This is often the scene of political demonstrations and we're briefly
  • Pseudoscience: Great for Business... But Not Much Else!

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 6 days ago
    A quick study of cable TV uncovers numerous programs purporting to use scientific techniques to uncover bizarre twists in history. Although card-carrying archeologists have long-since passed judgment on these ideas and moved on to far more
  • 10 reasons true Americans should watch '1776′ today

      News Source: EW - PopWatch | 27 days ago
    The Fourth of July isn't really about crazy fireworks displays, or eating a record-breaking 69 hot dogs in just 10 minutes , or those layered American flag cakes that look so gorgeous on Pinterest but are physically impossible to reproduce IRL .

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