When was he born?He was born in 1451.
When did he die and how?He died in 1506He was 54 years oldHe died 2 years after his last voyageHe died in SpainHe had a strange illness called Reiter's
Where was he born?Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy
Why did he want to travel?He knew that China had many good things
for them. He wanted to find a quick way to get there so
they could do trade
Which country did he travel for?He sailed and traveled for Spain
How many ships and their names?He had 3 ships.1. Santa Maria2. Pinta3. Nina
Voyage #1He left Spain on August 3, 1492 The Santa Maria, the Pinta and the Niña
were his shipsProblem 1: No wind so had to stop for 1
monthProblem 2: Santa Maria hit a reef and sunk –
had to leave 40 people behindDiscovered Americas
Voyage #21493 – found Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands and
Went to get 40 men that he left behind on 1st voyage but they were dead
Found Jamaica and Cuba while searching for Gold and for China
Problems: He became very sick and wind was too much
Voyage #3Goal: Get supplies and find land in the south.
Problem: no wind
People very angry with him because he did not find much gold.
They sent him back to Spain
He believed that the Indies was Asia.
Problem: Huge storm, 2 boats sunk, stranded in Jamaica for 1 year
Discoveries and MistakesHe found out that the earth was bigger than
There was no short cut to Asia
He discovered that there was the Americas between Europe and Asia
He is the reason for travel, European trade & Americas!
EXIT CARD.DO NOT WRITE THE QUESTIONS. JUST THE ANSWERS!
1. When & where was he born?
2. When did he die and how?
3. What were the names of his boats?
4. How many voyages did he go on?
5. What was one problem that he has while traveling?
6. What was his biggest discovery?