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10 Interesting Christopher Columbus Facts

Friday, May 6th 2011. | People


You’ve heard the name of Christopher Columbus, an explorer of the world famous because they found the American continent. But do you know about Christopher Columbus facts? These are 10 interesting facts Christopher Columbus.

1. The researchers believe that Christopher Columbus was born between August 25 and October 31, 1451.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

2. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy and his name given by his parents was Cristoforo Colombo.

3. Christopher Columbus began his career as a sailor at the age of fourteen years and then he began to work with to sell maps and graphs.

4. Christopher Columbus believed that Asia would be 2400 miles west. In fact, 10,000 nautical miles is situated between Europe and Asia.

5. Christopher Columbus first went to King John of Portugal with the idea of finding a western sea to Asia, but after months of waiting, but finally the king of Portugal refused the plan.

6. Queen Isabella’s response to the idea of Columbus is that the costs required for exploration is very high and that Columbus wanted to bring a lot of ships.

7. If he actually reached the Indies, Christopher Columbus asked for the title, coat or arms, and a tenth of all profits for the Spanish.

The Journey of Christopher Columbus

The Journey of Christopher Columbus

8. Queen Isabella took six years to agree. Christopher Columbus, after the surrender, is four miles outside the city at Queen’s messenger delivered the news that the queen has agreed with the plans of Columbus.

9. Not easy to get the money or ship, but even harder to find the crew. Many people still believe that the earth was flat and some people believe that there is a waterfall on the side of the earth, so that if we pass we will fall from the earth.

10. A royal decree on April 30, 1492 ordered a halt to proceedings against the criminals who agreed to sail with Christopher Columbus. However, only four inmates took advantage of this offer.

Christopher Columbus Ship

Christopher Columbus Ship

These are 10 facts about Christopher Columbus and you may not know about this fact. Until now, most of the world community believes that Columbus was the discoverer of the Americas, but there are some people who do not believe this.



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