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									Christopher Columbus

   By Chandler Milder
Back ground information

Born in Genoa went to sea at age 14.




   Parents a wool merchant and a weaver.

            Attacked by pirates at age 14 at sea.
Reasons for trip/Who sponsored
            the trip.
         Queen Isabella King Ferdinand


   new                                   land




                  The gold
                    Places he sailed
Caribbean islands
He found gold he discovered land
Difficulties storms and waves




         Getting split up
                                    Time line.

           1451 He born in Genoa when he was 14 he went to sea.

 1476       Columbus swims ashore after his ship is sunk in a battle with pirates off Portugal. He
joins his brother Bartholomew, a cartographer, in Lisbon.
1477-1484              As a master mariner, Columbus makes merchant voyages as far as Iceland
and Guinea.
1479        Columbus marries Felipa Perestrella e Moniz, daughter of a Portuguese nobleman.
They settle on the island of Porto, near Madiera.
1480        Eldest son Diego is born.
1484        Columbus conceives of "The Enterprise of the Indies," but fails to convince King John II
of Portugal to back the plan. Wife Felipa dies.
1485        Columbus moves to Spain, settling at Palos in Andalusia.
1488        Second son Fernando is born out of wedlock, to Beatriz Enriquez de Harana.
1492/1/2 Ferdinand & Isabela capture Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain.
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