The Adventures Of Christopher Columbus Essay
Christopher Columbus, born as Cristoforo Colombo, was born in Genoa, Italy in October, 1451. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a wool weaver. His mother’s name was Susanna Fontanarossa. Christopher had three brothers, and one sister. As a teenager, he first went to sea. He helped on the ships of many different trading voyages. Christopher was Roman Catholic. We know this about him because he often wrote biblical texts in his letters.
Christopher Columbus had a pretty eventful adult life. He learned to read and write as an adult. He got married to Filipa Moniz Perestrelo. In 1479, very shortly after they became married, their son Diego was born. In 1484, Filipa died due to unknown causes. Columbus went to Castile, Spain in 1485. He found a mistress named Beatriz Enriquez de Arana in 1487. The twenty year old orphan then gave birth to Columbus’ second son, Ferdinand, in 1488.
Christopher Columbus made 4 trips across the Atlantic Ocean. On his first voyage, he set out with 3 ships to discover a faster trade route to Asia. Even though he did not accomplish this, he did discover the “New World”. On his second voyage, he and 1200 men left Spain to begin a Spanish settlement. He did accomplish this goal, establishing la Navidad. On his third voyage, Columbus set out to take the supplies needed for the previous settlement he discovered, and to travel even further south and see what they could discover. Returning to the settlement, he learned of…