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Columbus was an famous explorer. He sailed from Europe to America crossing the Atlantic Ocean not knowing where they would land
He was born in 31 october 1451 at Republic of Genoa, italy. His father was Domenico Colombo and his mother Susana Fontanarossa, he had 3 brothers
Columbus is famous to discover America, but, Columbus did not 'discover'. Before him, there were many people already living there, but Columbus did not know that, so, he thinked that.
He explored a world new to Europeans, Native American people lived on the islands. Columbus called them 'Indians', because he thought he'd landed in 'the Indies'.
Between 1492 and 1503, Columbus completed four round-trip voyages between Spain and the Americas. These voyages marked the beginning of the European exploration and colonization of the American continents.
On his first expedition, Columbus led an expedition with three ships, Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria with about 90 crew members.
On a second expedition, he sailed with 17 ships and 1,200 to 1,500 men to find gold and capture Indians as slaves in the Indies
On a third expedition, he sailed farther south, to Trinidad and Venezuela (including the mouth of the Orinoco River).
On his fourth and last expedition, Columbus sailed to Mexico, Honduras and Panama (in Central America) and Santiago (Jamaica). Columbus is buried in eastern Hispaniola (now called the Dominican Republic).