Christopher Columbus

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  • Oct 31, 1451

    Birth

    Birth
    Christopher Columbus was born in the year 1451, in Genoa, Italy. His parents were, Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa.
  • Jan 1, 1470

    Christopher Columbus becomes pirate

    Christopher Columbus becomes pirate
    Columbus and his family moved to Savona and traveled the seas as a pirate, attacking ships belonging to the Moors. In a battle off the coast of Portugal, his ship sinks but Columbus survives.
  • Jan 1, 1477

    Columbus becomes a cartographer

    Columbus becomes a cartographer
    Christopher Columbus joined his brother Bartholomew in Lisbon, Portugal to work as a cartographer
  • Jan 1, 1479

    Columbus gets married

    Columbus gets married
    Christopher Columbus married a noblewoman called Felipa Perestrello Moniz. Her father had been explorer called Bartolomeu Perestrello who had been involved with the discovery of the Madeira Islands. Felipa gave Christopher Columbus her dead father's charts of the winds and currents of the Portuguese possessions in the Atlantic
  • Jan 1, 1484

    Columbus fails to gain patronage

    Columbus fails to gain patronage
    Christopher Columbus fails to gain the patronage the King of Portugal to enable him search for a trade route to the Indies
  • Jan 1, 1485

    Columbus wife dies, moves to Spain

    Columbus wife dies, moves to Spain
    Felipa dies of consumption and Christopher Columbus moves to Cadiz in Spain where he opens another shop supplying maps and charts.
  • Jan 1, 1486

    Columbus finds new wife, petitions

    Columbus finds new wife, petitions
    Columbus meets Dona Beatriz Enriquez de Arana from Cordova in Spain who he marries. Columbus petitions his plans to the Spanish court but is refused any patronage.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus to set sail

    Columbus to set sail
    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain finally agree to act as patrons to Christopher Columbus and provide money and ships
  • Sep 8, 1492

    Columbus leaves Spain

    Columbus leaves Spain
    Columbus leaves Palos, Spain in search of the Indies on his ship which is called the Santa Maria. His son, Fernando accompanied Columbus. The other two ships were called the Pinta and the Nina
    Martin Alonso Pinzon commanded the Pinta and his brother, Vicente Yanez Pinzon commanded the Nina. The three ships carried 120 men each.
  • Dec 5, 1492

    Columbus finds the new world

    Columbus finds the new world
    The Santa Maria sinks off the cost of Hispaniola but Christopher Columbus establishes the first Spanish settlement in the New World
  • May 20, 1506

    Columbus dies

    Columbus dies
    Columbus dies at the spanish court at Valladolid. He ended up passing from congestive heart failure.
  • Period:
    Oct 12, 1492
    to
    Oct 28, 1492

    Columbus hits land

    Land seen by one of the Pinta's crew and they land on Watling's Island in the Bahamas, West Indies. The discoverers name the island San Salvador and Columbus believes that he has reached the passage to India and China. The fleet reaches Cuba