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Christopher Columbus

Genoa man born in Genoa (1451) and died in Spain (1506), aged 55

1480

Christopher Columbus makes his first big voyages. He sails between Portugal and Iceland.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 29: man

1492

August

12 years, 7 months, 6 days later

Christopher Columbus sets sail with three ships, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. Columbus sails on the Santa Maria.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 41: man

1492

October

2 months, 1 day later

Christopher Columbus and his crew make landfall in America.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 41: man

1493

September

11 months, 5 days later

Christopher Columbus returns to the Americas looking for treasure but again he come home empty-handed. His brothers stay in America with a handful of colonists.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 42: man

1502

8 years, 4 months, 3 days later

The king of Spain agrees to fund Columbus one final voyage to America, but Colombus again fails to reach Asia.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 51: man

1502

September 18

on Thursday

8 months, 20 days later

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Costa Rica was at 5:50 AM and sunset was at 5:57 PM.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 51: man

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1502

1502

November 7

on Friday

1 month, 20 days later

Columbus reaches the coast of Honduras and passes south to Panama.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Honduras was at 5:40 AM and sunset was at 5:47 PM.
Sunrise in Panama was at 5:40 AM and sunset was at 5:47 PM.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 51: man

Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1502

1504

February 29

on Monday

1 year, 3 months, 24 days later

Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse this night to convince Jamaican tribesmen to provide him with supplies.

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The moon was a full moon that night.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 53: man

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1504

1504

November 7

on Monday

8 months, 12 days later

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from his fourth voyage, during which he and his younger son, Ferdinand, explored the coast of Central America from Belize to Panama.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Spain was at 5:40 AM and sunset was at 5:47 PM.
Sunrise in Panama was at 5:40 AM and sunset was at 5:47 PM.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 53: man

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1504

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