Christopher Columbus

Born: 31st October 1451.

Died: 20th May 1506.

Place of birth: Republic of Genoa (Italy).

Buried: Hispaiola, Spain.

Real name in Italian: Cristoforo Columbo.

Discovered:

Small Islands near Cuba, the Southern

Hemisphere and regular contact between Europe

and America.

Funny Fact:

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: