Oct 31, 1451
BirthChristopher Columbus was born in the year 1451, in Genoa, Italy. His parents were, Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa.
Jan 1, 1470
Christopher Columbus becomes pirateColumbus 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 cartographerChristopher Columbus joined his brother Bartholomew in Lisbon, Portugal to work as a cartographer
Jan 1, 1479
Columbus gets marriedChristopher 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 patronageChristopher 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 SpainFelipa 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, petitionsColumbus 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 sailKing 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 SpainColumbus 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 worldThe Santa Maria sinks off the cost of Hispaniola but Christopher Columbus establishes the first Spanish settlement in the New World
May 20, 1506
Columbus diesColumbus dies at the spanish court at Valladolid. He ended up passing from congestive heart failure.
Period:Oct 12, 1492toOct 28, 1492
Columbus hits landLand 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