History UsefulNotes / ChristopherColumbus

23rd Jul '17 7:47:57 PM GoodGamer14
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** He's seen more positively in english-speaking nations and tend to portray him as a visionary explorer while his more negative aspects are given to other figures, be fictional or real.


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** In Latin America specifically, he's seen as a ruthless explorer that ordered the death and enslavement of hundreds of natives in Central America. [[note]]Ironically, there's the city of ''Colón'' in ''UsefulNotes/{{Panama}}'' and the currentcy of ''UsefulNotes/ElSalvador'' before the dollarization of 2001 was called the ''Colón'' in his honor.[[/note]]
15th Jul '17 4:56:15 AM TPPR10
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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.

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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, America which still carries over to the modern day, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.adventurer, albeit ''extremely'' self-centric beneath all that.
9th Jul '17 6:03:21 AM TPPR10
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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.
24th Apr '17 4:54:32 AM Saveelich
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* In a case of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, he appears in a short but crucial role in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'', played by Gabriel Andreu .

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* In a case of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, he appears in a short but crucial role in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'', played by Gabriel Andreu .Andreu.
14th Apr '17 10:55:36 AM infernape612
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->Columbus sailed the ocean blue
->Back in Fourteen-Ninety-Two.
->He sailed across and spotted land,
->A beach, and people on the sand.

->He called them Indians because
->He had no idea where he was,
->India was just a guess.
->When in doubt, declare success.

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->Columbus sailed the ocean blue
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* InHarmsWay: Colombus could have returned to Spain and retired peacefully after his first voyage. Instead, he went back on many more voyages.


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* InHarmsWay: Colombus could have returned to Spain and retired peacefully after his first voyage. Instead, he went back on many more voyages.
28th Jan '17 6:06:28 AM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:220:[-Columbus probably looked nothing like this.-] ]]

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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.
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