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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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  • 10 reasons true Americans should watch '1776′ today

      News Source: EW - PopWatch | 18 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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      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 21 days ago
    Their second brainstorm suggested that sharia be included with international law!  International law is legal rules, regulations, and guidelines by which countries will interact with each other to solve international disputes.  It does NOT mean that
  • Empire's Crossroads review 'a strikingly assured history of the Caribbean'

      News Source: The Guardian | 22 days ago
    British colonists served by African slaves at a ball in Spanish Town, Jamaica in the early 19th century. Photograph: Alamy Washing up on the shores of San Salvador island on 12 October 1492, Christopher Columbus described the Amerindian natives he

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