Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers. He made four voyages to the New World, yet he died thinking he had reached the Indies.

Christopher Columbus and the New World
Columbus is famous for finding something he didn't set out to find. Discover more about this famous explorer in this illustrated, easy-to-understand article.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
This Library of Congress exhibit examines how people lived before Columbus came to America and also how his arrival affected their lives. The six user-friendly sections include timelines, pictures, and other helpful information to put the Columbus voyages in perspective.

Christopher Columbus: Ages of Exploration
One of many biographies of famous explorers from the Mariners Museum

The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Detailed breakdown of every voyage

12 Interesting Facts about Christopher Columbus
He was once a pirate

The Controversy Surrounding Columbus Day
Opposition to celebrating Columbus started much earlier than people think.

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