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1.) Columbus was born in Italian port city of Genoa, on the Ligurian Sea.
2.) His name in Italian was Cristoforo Colombo, which is translated into
English as Christopher Columbus, into Spanish as Crist\u00f3bal Col\u00f3n, and
into Portuguese as Christov\u00e3o Colom.
3.) Columbus\u2019s father was Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver who was
also involved in local politics. His mother was Suzanna Fontanarossa.
4.) Columbus was the eldest from his three brother and one sister.
5.) Columbus was interested in sailing from his boyhood and he went to
sea when he was only fourteen.

This lesson deals with the adventures of Columbus written by C.W. Hodges.
The idea of reaching India grew in him. In year 1491, when king of Portugal
rejected the idea of Columbus, He makes an application to the king and queen of
Spain for permission to look for a undiscovered land.

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