Christopher Columbus - Celebrating Columbus Day
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10/12/2009 - 10/12/2009
Columbus Day, Oct 12, refers to day when America was "found".
Christopher Columbus is the one recognized for this historic discovery.
|Died||20 May 1506
|Other names||Genoese: Christoffa Corombo
Spanish: Cristóbal Colón
Portuguese: Christovam Colom
Latin: Christophorus Columbus
|Occupation||Maritime explorer for the Crown of Castile|
|Title||Admiral of the Ocean Sea;Viceroy and Governor of the Indies|
|Religious beliefs||Roman Catholic|
|Spouse(s)||Filipa Moniz (c. 1476-1485)|
|Relatives||Giovanni Pellegrino, Giacomo and Bartolomeo Columbus(brothers)|
navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. With his four voyages of exploration and several attempts at establishing a settlement on the island of Hispaniola, all funded by Isabella I of Castile, he initiated the process of Spanish colonization which foreshadowed general European colonization of the "New World."
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