Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451.

Columbus is most famous for his 1492 voyage to the Americas,

Columbus’s initial goal was to find a western route to Asia, but he stumbled upon the islands of the Caribbean and parts of the Americas instead.

Columbus’ first voyage was completed in 1492. He had intended to sail to Japan but ended up in the Bahamas, which he named San Salvador.

Columbus died in 1506, aged 54 from a heart attack related to reactive arthritis.

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