Interesting Facts On Christopher Columbus!
1. People think Columbus discovered the New World, but the Vikings discovered the New World first.
2. Christopher was only fourteen when he went out to sea for his first time.
3. Columbus made four voyages to the New World.
4. On the first and second voyages, no women were allowed to go on the ships.
5. Horses came to the New World on Christopher's second voyage.
6. In Europe, Columbus introduced tobacco to the people there because the Indians used it in America.
7. On the first journey, all the ships weren't any longer than the length of a tennis court and the width of about 30 feet.
8. The Santa Maria had 40 men on board, the Pinta had 26 men on board, and the Nina had 24 men on board.
9. Christopher Columbus had two sons.
10. His first son was named Diego, he was born in 1480.
11. In 1488, Columbus's second son was born. His name was Ferdinand.
12. Christopher's original name was Cristoforo Colombo.
13. Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy.
14. In 1479 Columbus married Felipa Perestrello Moniz.
15. On Christopher's first voyage, he left with three ships on August 3, 1492.
16. On September 25, 1493, Christopher Columbus left the port of Cdiz Spain on his second voyage.
17. Columbus set sail on May 30, 1498 along with six ships for the beginning of his third voyage.
18. Christopher journeyed once again with four ships on May 9,1502.
19. Most people don't know about the real Christopher Columbus. They have heard different stories.
20. Columbus died on May 20, 1506.