By Morgan King



Christopher Columbus was the first man on Earth to sail round the world, he also thought he sailed to India but he didn't he sailed to America that's why it's called ''the West Indies!!!'' Columbus and his sailors sailed bravely into the unknown. He did not give up even when people laughed at his ideas. He is famous for his discovery that the world is round! Upon reaching home, Columbus was treated like a hero. Explorers often brought home gold, new foods and new knowledge. The King of Spain funded many of his expeditions.

Did you know that he sailed to America four times, but on one those times he thought he was sailing to India!! Columbus brought horses to the new world on his second voyage!

Christopher Columbus was born in Italy in 1451 and died in Spain in 1506. He was 13 when he first sailed!!!

Columbus was first buried in Spain however his remains were later moved to Santa Domingo and then later moved back to Spain

In his original calculations, he thought that Asia would be 2400 miles from Portugal, he was way off, it is 10,000 miles away!