Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (born between 25 August and 31 October 1451, died 20 May 1506) was an explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic , opening the way for the widespread European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

Late 15th-century explorer, navigator, and colonizer


His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of , were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and America.


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