scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 995
The records of Genoa indicate that Christopher Columbus was the son of Domenico Colombo and Suzanna Fontanarossa Columbus was born as Cristoforo Columbo in Genoa somewhere between August and October of 1451 His parents had a modest livelihood Columbus was the eldest child of three--two brothers appear in records under the Hispanic names of Bartolom and Diego He had little education and got a job working at sea with Domenico when he was young Later he learned to read Latin and write Castilian Between the years of 1475 and 1479 Columbus made a few significant voyages and finally landed in Genoa where he gave testimony in a lawsuit He later returned to Portugal where he wed Felipa Perestrelo e Monis the daughter of Bartolomeu Perestrelo While living in Lisbon Columbus encountered evidence of possible western lands in the Atlantic This probably is what made him consider a voyage of investigation Felipa died in Porto Santo soon after giving birth to Columbuss only legitimate son Diego Columbuss curiosities of a westward route to Asia led him to propose a voyage in the Atlantic which would be a shorter way of reaching the orient then circumnavigation of Africa He asked for aid and was rejected more than once by many sovereigns After long negotiations Columbus was financed for his voyage Three ships were prepared in the harbor Palos The Pinzon brothers came to Columbuss aid in recruiting sailors for the voyage On August 3 1492 the fleet left Palos heading westward parallel of Gomera The weather was good like April in Andalusia as Columbus wrote in his diary Columbus had decided that he missed Antilia by mid-Atlantic so Cipango became his next destination They came ashore on October 12 at the Bahama island of Guanahani renamed San Salvador by Columbus Arawak natives greeted the Spaniards as they landed Since he thought he was in the East Indies Columbus labeled them as Indians a name that was ultimately
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA