Born: 31st October 1451.
Died: 20th May 1506.
Place of birth: Republic of Genoa (Italy).
Buried: Hispaiola, Spain.
Real name in Italian: Cristoforo Columbo.
Small Islands near Cuba, the Southern
Hemisphere and regular contact between Europe
He thought he had arrived in the outskirts of India
but he arrived miles away just off the American
mainland. He called the lands he found The West
Indies and the people he met, Indians. They are still
called this today even though The West Indies are
thousands of miles away from India.
Map of where he sailed: