- He was born in Genoa,Italy the year was 1451
He died on May 20,1506
His Early Life: Christopher Columbus, the son of wool merchant,was born in Genoa in 1451. When he was about a teenager he got a job on a merchant ship, he remained at sea until about 1470. When French Privateers attacked his ship as it sailed North along the Portuguese Coast.
He wanted to go to Asia, India, China, and Japan.
He was born in Genoa,Italy in 1451. His career in exploration started when he was very young. On August 3, 1492, Columbus crew and three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, Left Polos, Spain and headed westward.
He wanted to explore because he hoped he would find a route to India.
This is the map of his exploration
Christopher Columbus found gold
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