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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa between August and October 1451. His father was a weaver and petty trader. As ateenager, Christopher went to sea, traveled extensively and eventually made ​​Portugal his base. It was here that initially tried to gain royal patronage for atripwest to the east - its "enterprise of the Indies".

Columbus and his discoveries

Cristobal Colon had to make many voyages around theworld since its mission ere find new lands, thanks to this in front and made dificiltades doubt the crew of the 3 ships.
All at one point had many doubts aboutwhat he could do cristobal colon in these crossings.Columbus landed on a number of other Caribbean islands, including Cuba and Spanish, and returned toSpain in triumph. Thanks to these numerous Cristobal discovery was made "Admiral of the Seven Seas" and Viceroy of the Indies, and in a fewmonths launched its second trip andthe greatest. Many people questioned what could be the place where diriguian if ere the east or a whole new place.More discoveries of Colon

Columbus made two more trips to the newly discovered territories, but suffered a defeat and humiliation along the way. A greatnavigator, Columbus was not as successful as an administrator, and was accused of mismanagement. He died on May 20, 1506 in a rich man, butdisappointed.Colon Vessels

The vessels using Columbus for his discoveries were the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria which support the weight of some of the crew.
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