Columbus, in an effort to find a way from Europe to the East, the Americas met by accident that made him more influential in world history, to her surprise yourself. His discovery was also a crown of exploration and colonization of the New World and at the same time also an important milestone in the history. Columbus is like opening the door for the Europeans two continents for a new settlement, population spread and provide resources and mineral wealth of the earth which in turn changed the face of Europe. At the same time, his discovery also led to the destruction of Indian culture. In the long term, it spawned the discovery of a new nation in the Western parts of the continent, which by very quickly distinguished themselves from the Indians as the indigenous population. As a result, Columbus brought great change to the nations of the Old World.

The outline of the story of Columbus is not a new problem. He was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451. When set up, he became a captain and a navigator who deftly. Columbus finally convinced not impossible to find a more practical way to areas in eastern Asia by sailing westward across the Atlantic, and he diligently pioneering determination. Intention of this course will not happen without considerable cost. That's why Columbus persuaded Queen Isabella I provide the budget for the expedition of the experiment.

His ship was anchored off the port of Spain on August 3, 1492. Melabuh first in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Weighed anchor in the Canary Islands on 6 September and the rate of sailing westward direction. A cruise is not playing long, so it is not strange if the crew was horrified and wanted to return it. Columbus? No! The trip must be forwarded, once abstinence rolled sail. And dated October 2, 1492 is like a piece of land looks green silk on the bow.

Columbus returned to Spain in March following a devastating exploration of the people was greeted with great respect. After that he made a series of voyages across the Atlantic in the hope of setting foot in China and Japan. But in vain! Columbus remained adamant in his mind that he had found the route to East Asia long before anyone else knew.

Queen Isabella promised Columbus to be governor of the island where he encountered. But, as the administrator he really incompetent to be fired from his post and sent back to Spain with his hands shackled. But when he got in Spain he was released just never given the title again. Rumor said that Columbus died in poverty without any funding whatsoever. When his death in 1506 - other news again - there's also the bit of his wealth.

Ship "Nina" "Pinta" and "Santa Maria" sailed to the New World

Obviously, the first voyage of Columbus is a revolutionary change in European history, and even had a greater influence for the European Continent. All school children to memorize the year 1492 an important year. Even so there are many possible objections in order to put the name of Columbus is a list of books.

One objection is that instead of Columbus the first European to discover the New World. Leif Ericson, the Viking sailors, centuries before Columbus had set foot in the Americas and so-so to believe some other Europeans also crossed the Atlantic in the days of Leif Ericson and Columbus.

From this point of history, Leif Ericson was not an important figure. Matters concerning his findings have not been widespread, so did not leave any changes both in America and Europe. Instead, news of the discovery of America by Columbus spread like lightning across Europe. Only a few years of Columbus on his return, and as a direct result of its discovery, many additional expedition arrived in the New World and the conquest and colonization even start.

As with other figures in this book, Colombus susceptible to various disorders comment as if what he did other people do if Columbus had never lived in the world. Century Europe M-15 is in a state of worry and berkemelut: growing world trade, exploration of new areas is inevitable. The Portuguese were in fact is very actively seeking a new path flows to the East, at times to determine before Columbus.

"The landing of Columbus" by John Vanderlyn

America is likely sooner or later discovered by the Europeans; even once even if it might be no delay, the time not so long ago. But the next stage will be very much different if the United States found - let's say in 1510 - the expedition of the French or English and not in 1492 by Columbus. Whatever pretext, is in fact Colombuslah who discovered America.

The third objection is the possibility, even before Columbus' trip a lot of those 15th-century Europeans who had advised that in fact the earth is round in shape. This theory has been expressed by the Greek philosophers centuries before, and the justification of hypotheses unshaken Aristotle was enough to convince European intellectuals in the 1400's. Meanwhile, Columbus was not known who showed that the earth is round. (At least, he did not manage to do it). He was famous in the discovery of the New World, the good people of Europe the 15th century or Aristotle knew nothing of the American continent.

Columbus was not entirely admirable character. He was famous miser. Nature is what led him to face difficulties in obtaining funding support from the Queen Isabella for Columbus' greed is too revealing when haggling. Also - although not deserve accused according to the size of today's ethics - she treated the Indians with a cruelty that is. Therefore, this book is not a list of people who are most sage in history, but one of the most influential, and within the framework of this size Colombus ranks almost at the top.

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