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Christopher Columbus

By Most People Who Went To Elementary School In The United States Know The Name Christopher Columbus. Born Cristoforo Colombo, He'S One Of History'S Most Famous Explorers, But His Accomplishments, Legacy Are Hotly Disputed Today. Christopher Columbus May Not Have Discovered America, But He Did Take Several Voyages To The Continent That Helped Ignite Europe S Age Of Exploration. And While He'S Celebrated For His Achievements In Some Circles, He'S Vilified In Others, Due To His Mistreatment Of Indigenous Populations, Even His Own Crew. Find Out More About The Complicated Life Of Christopher Columbus.

It's said that Christopher Columbus stayed here while awaiting ship repairs in 1492. There's also the theory that Christopher Columbus was from Portugal. bdsklo/iStock via Getty Images PlusItalians have long claimed Christopher Columbus as one of their own, but not everyone is in agreement about the explorer’s birthplace. An illustration of Christopher Columbus at the court of Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II. A Norse settlement discovered in Newfoundland, Canada, points to European journeys in North America that predate Christopher Columbus.