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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Lic. Iris Marjorie Luna De Los Santos

Cristoforo Colombo was born in the Italian city of Genoa in 1451.


His name in English is Christopher Columbus.

He started his career at sea as a Messenger in 1465, and in 1474


he worked on his first voyage
In 1477, Columbus lived in Lisbon.
He married Felipa Perestrello e Moniz

in 1479, and then dedicated his life to exploration.


He planned to find a sea route to India

From 1492 to 1504, Columbus sailed four times to the Caribbean and South
America for King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella of Spain

He departed on his first trip from Spain on August 3, 1492, and landed on an
island called Guanani.
He changed its name to San Salvador and incorrectly identified the island as
India
On his second trip in 1493, he established a base on the island of Hispaniola
(nowadays Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

In 1498, he explored farther south to Trinidad and Venezuela.

Finally, in 1504, Columbus sailed to Honduras, Panama, and Jamaica.

He died in Valladolid (Spain) in 1506, and he always believed his


discoveries were on the east coast of Asia.

Lic. Iris Marjorie Luna De Los Santos


I. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS:

1) Where was Columbus born?


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2) Did he start his career as a messenger in 1466?
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3) Who dis he married?
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4) Did he always plan to find a sea route to India?
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5) How many times Columbus sail four to the Caribbean and South America?
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6) When did he departed on his first trip from Spain?
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7) What did he call the island of Guanani?
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8) When Columbus died?
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II. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES:

1.-WHAT WERE THE NAMES OF THE THREE SHIPS USED BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?

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2.- WHAT OTHER HISTORICAL FIGURES FROM YOUR COUNTRY DO YOU KNOW?

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4.- WHAT DID YOU KNOWABOUT THEM?

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3.- WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

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Lic. Iris Marjorie Luna De Los Santos