History UsefulNotes / ChristopherColumbus

13th Jan '17 2:59:42 AM Saveelich
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He landed first in the Bahamas, and the natives he met there were peaceful. However, not all natives were [[NobleSavage Noble Savages]].

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He landed first in the Bahamas, and the natives he met there were peaceful. However, not all natives were [[NobleSavage Noble Savages]].{{Noble Savage}}s.



* George Corraface portrayed him in ''Christopher Columbus: The Discovery'', which, like ''1492'' above, came out in 1992, [[MilestoneCelebration for the 500th anniversary]] of Columbus' discovery.

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* George Corraface portrayed him in ''Christopher Columbus: The Discovery'', which, like ''1492'' above, came out in 1992, [[MilestoneCelebration for the 500th anniversary]] of Columbus' discovery.transatlantic voyage.
13th Jan '17 2:56:14 AM Saveelich
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* George Corraface portrayed him in ''Christopher Columbus: The Discovery'', which, like ''1492'' above, came out in 1992, [[MilestoneCelebration for the 500th anniversary]] of Columbus' discovery.
12th Jan '17 6:46:02 PM Saveelich
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* In ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', he turns out to have led a crusade against Muslims in an alternate timeline. A time traveler's attempt at preventing this resulting in him discovering the Americas and enabling the centuries of genocide to follow. A second time travel attempt seeks to [[TitleDrop redeem Columbus]] and lead the Old World and New World civilizations to meet peacefully.

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* In ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', he turns out to have led a crusade against Muslims in an alternate timeline. A time traveler's attempt at preventing this resulting in him discovering the Americas and enabling the centuries of genocide to follow. A second time travel attempt seeks to [[TitleDrop redeem Columbus]] and lead the Old World and New World civilizations to meet peacefully.peacefully.
* In a case of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, he appears in a short but crucial role in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'', played by Gabriel Andreu .
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8th Oct '16 2:10:34 AM jormis29
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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Britain England]]. After that, he might have even sailed to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Iceland Iceland]] in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Portugal Portugal]]. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. [[BabiesEverAfter He married and had children]]. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. [[CunningLinguist He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese]], and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.

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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra [[UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Britain [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. After that, he might have even sailed to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Iceland Iceland]] UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Portugal Portugal]].UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. [[BabiesEverAfter He married and had children]]. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. [[CunningLinguist He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese]], and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.
8th Oct '16 2:06:56 AM Askre
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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Britain England]]. After that, he might have even sailed to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Ireland Iceland]] in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Portugal Portugal]]. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. [[BabiesEverAfter He married and had children]]. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. [[CunningLinguist He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese]], and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.

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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Britain England]]. After that, he might have even sailed to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Ireland php/UsefulNotes/Iceland Iceland]] in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Portugal Portugal]]. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. [[BabiesEverAfter He married and had children]]. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. [[CunningLinguist He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese]], and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.
18th May '16 5:33:27 PM Timjames98
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In 1492, hurting for cash after defeating Muslim Granada, Ferdinand and Isabella decided to give him what he wanted (although Isabella initially turned him down). Most likely, Ferdinand didn't think he'd come back. However, Columbus was an experienced sailor and was fully aware that the trade winds could carry across the Atlantic with ease. While many would say that Columbus just got lucky, in actuality his feat was impressive. He had to sail in open waters for over a month (longer than anyone else in history up to that point) and had to quell his mutinous sailors who knew less about geography and were afraid they were too far out from land. Eventually, against the odds, they reached land.

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In 1492, hurting for cash after defeating Muslim Granada, Ferdinand and Isabella decided to give him what he wanted (although Isabella initially turned him down). Most likely, [[SnipeHunt Ferdinand didn't think he'd come back.back]]. However, Columbus was an experienced sailor and was fully aware that the trade winds could carry across the Atlantic with ease. While many would say that Columbus just got lucky, in actuality his feat was impressive. He had to sail in open waters for over a month (longer than anyone else in history up to that point) and had to quell his mutinous sailors who knew less about geography and were afraid they were too far out from land. Eventually, against the odds, they reached land.
18th May '16 5:30:06 PM Timjames98
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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, England. After that, he might have even sailed to Iceland in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, Portugal. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. He married and had children. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese, and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.

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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, England. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Britain England]]. After that, he might have even sailed to Iceland [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Ireland Iceland]] in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, Portugal.[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Portugal Portugal]]. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. [[BabiesEverAfter He married and had children.children]]. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. [[CunningLinguist He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese, Portuguese]], and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.
18th May '16 5:25:21 PM Timjames98
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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in Genoa, which was a maritime republic. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, England. After that, he might have even sailed to Iceland in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, Portugal. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. He married and had children. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese, and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.

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Columbus was born in October 1451, before the 31st. He was born in Genoa, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheCityStateEra?from=Main.CityStateEra Genoa]], which was a [[TheRepublic maritime republic.republic]]. His father was a middle class weaver who also sold cheese, but his brother worked in a cartography workshop. In 1473, he began his apprenticeship as a sailor for a merchant family. He sailed to the Genoese colony of Chios. After that in 1476, he was a sailor in an armed convoy sailing from Genoa to Bristol, England. After that, he might have even sailed to Iceland in 1477. In the fall of 1477 he sailed to Libson, Portugal. There, he met up with his brother and based himself there. He married and had children. Between 1482 and 1487, Columbus sailed along the west African coast to the Portuguese colony of Elmina. His wife died, and he started dating a twenty year old orphan. He taught himself Latin, Castilian, and Portuguese, and he read up on astronomy and on the travels of Marco Polo and John Manderville.
27th Apr '16 7:38:04 AM Timjames98
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Columbus's voyages opened up the Americas to the Old World, bringing over disease which wiped out 90% of the Native Americans.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Columbus's voyages opened up the Americas to the Old World, bringing over disease which wiped out 90% of the Native Americans. This probably wasn't what he planned for the New World.
24th Apr '16 11:57:52 AM gemmabeta2
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A famous historical figure, known as the sailor who wanted to [[BoldExplorer find an easier trade route from Europe to Asia]] (NOT to prove the Earth was round, contrary to popular belief) only to discover the Americas during his travels. As you probably know, he was not the first European to discover the Americas [[note]]The credit goes to Leif Erikson and the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] 500 years before Columbus. Ultimately their settlements failed and were largely forgotten until more recent times.[[/note]], but it was his efforts that led directly to the the Colombian Exchange, through which European exploration colonization shaped the Western Hemisphere, and with it the entire world, into its current form. An inestimable boon for the nations of Europe, though [[ThePurge considerably less advantageous]] for the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American indigenous natives]] (albeit mostly for [[ThePlague reasons not intended by anybody]]).

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A famous historical figure, known as the sailor who wanted to [[BoldExplorer find an easier trade route from Europe to Asia]] (NOT to prove the Earth was round, contrary to popular belief) only to discover the Americas during his travels. As you probably know, he was not the first European to discover the Americas [[note]]The credit goes to Leif Erikson and the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] 500 years before Columbus. Ultimately their settlements at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland (Canada) failed and were largely forgotten until more recent times.[[/note]], but it was his efforts that led directly to the the Colombian Exchange, through which European exploration colonization shaped the Western Hemisphere, and with it the entire world, into its current form. An inestimable boon for the nations of Europe, though [[ThePurge considerably less advantageous]] for the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American indigenous natives]] (albeit mostly for [[ThePlague reasons not intended by anybody]]).
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