Christopher Columbus

1451–1506
Civilization: Hispanic — Genoa
   Field of Renown:  explorer — Americas
Era:  Exploration

Genoan sailor, sponsored by Isabela of Spain, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and discovered the Americas.

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Christopher Columbus  in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
Subsequent Voyages of Columbus  in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
Columbus and the Egg  in  Thirty More Famous Stories Retold  by  James Baldwin
Columbus  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
How a Man Sailed West  in  The Story of Liberty  by  Charles C. Coffin
The Early Life of Columbus  in  A First Book in American History  by  Edward Eggleston
Youth of Columbus  in  Story of the Thirteen Colonies  by  H. A. Guerber
Christopher Columbus  in  Famous Men of Modern Times  by  John H. Haaren
Ferdinand and Isabella  in  Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain  by  Charles F. Horne
Isabella and Columbus  in  Isabella of Castile  by  Oliver Otis Howard
Man Who Found America  in  The Men Who Found America  by  Frederick Winthrop Hutchinson
Sea of Darkness and the Faith of Columbus  in  This Country of Ours  by  H. E. Marshall
Changes Caused by the Discovery of the New World  in  The Story of Europe  by  Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Isles of Beauty Beyond the Sea  in  Historical Tales: Spanish American  by  Charles Morris
Return of Columbus  in  Historical Tales: Spanish  by  Charles Morris
Conversations with Columbus  in  Amerigo Vespucci  by  Frederick A. Ober
Christopher Columbus  in  American History Stories, Volume I  by  Mara L. Pratt
Christopher Columbus  in  The Discovery of New Worlds  by  M. B. Synge
Discovery of the New World  in  The Discovery of New Worlds  by  M. B. Synge
Christopher Columbus  in  A Book of Discovery  by  M. B. Synge
Henry VII, Columbus, and Cabot  in  The Tudors and the Stuarts  by  M. B. Synge
Columbus Discovers America  in  European Hero Stories  by  Eva March Tappan


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Columbus in his study
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus at the door of the convent
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus before the commisioners
 in The Romance of Spanish History

The Landing of Columbus
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Erecting the Cross
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus before Ferdinand and Isabella
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus and the Egg
 in The Romance of Spanish History

The colony destroyed
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus in chains
 in The Romance of Spanish History

The Eclipse
 in The Romance of Spanish History

The Rescue
 in The Romance of Spanish History

Columbus and the Egg
 in Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Columbus as a Youth
 in A Child's History of Spain

The landing of Columbus
 in A Child's History of Spain

The Bradley Portrait of Columbus
 in A Child's History of Spain

Columbus sailing westward
 in Panama: Peeps at Many Lands

Hoisting the Spanish flag in Central America
 in Panama: Peeps at Many Lands

Christopher Columbus
 in Indian History for Young Folks

Columbus Reading Polo's Book
 in A First Book in American History
Columbus plants flag of Spain in the New World
Columbus plants flag of Spain in the New World
 in A First Book in American History
Columbus Returns in Triumph
Columbus Returns in Triumph
 in A First Book in American History

Columbus in Chains
 in A First Book in American History

Columbus before Isabella
 in A First Book in American History

Columbus at the court of Isabella and Ferdinand
 in Story of the Thirteen Colonies

Landing of Columbus
 in Story of the Thirteen Colonies

Columbus at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella
 in Famous Men of Modern Times

Columbus landing at San Salvador
 in Famous Men of Modern Times

The reception of Columbus at Barcelona
 in Famous Men of Modern Times

Columbus in chains
 in Famous Men of Modern Times

Death of Columbus
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain

Columbus ridiculed at Salamanca
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain

Columbus before Isabella
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain

Isabella offering her Crown Jewels to Columbus
 in Isabella of Castile

Reception of Columbus by Isabella at Burgos
 in Isabella of Castile

Columbus was dressed in shining steel, with a beautiful red cloak, and he carried the red and yellow flag of Spain.
 in The Men Who Found America

Columbus and his crew confess and take communion before sailing
 in The Story of Columbus

Columbus and his son Diego at the Gate of the Convent
 in The Story of Columbus

Columbus addressing the mutineers
 in The Story of Columbus

Columbus naming the Island of San Salvador
 in The Story of Columbus

We could have done that', said the Courtiers
 in The Story of Columbus

Columbus sent to Spain in chains
 in The Story of Columbus

The voyage of Columbus
 in This Country of Ours

The Landing of Columbus
 in History of the United States

Columbus at Barcelona
 in History of the United States
Departure of Columbus
Departure of Columbus
 in Historical Tales: Spanish American

Reception of Columbus by Ferdinand and Isabella
 in Historical Tales: Spanish

Bust of Columbus
 in Columbus the Discoveror

Columbus demonstrating his theory of the earth's rotundity
 in Columbus the Discoveror

The landing at Guanahani
 in Columbus the Discoveror

Return of Columbus from his first voyage
 in Columbus the Discoveror

Columbus negotiates a peace with Roldan
 in Columbus the Discoveror

The Death of Columbus
 in Columbus the Discoveror

Christopher Columbus
 in History of the Church: Early Modern Times

The Earliest Engraved Portrait of Christopher
 in Builders of Our Country: Book I

Columbus Describing his Plan for Reaching China
 in Builders of Our Country: Book I

Columbus Claiming the New Country in the Name of Spain
 in Builders of Our Country: Book I

Columbus and Diego.
 in The Discovery of New Worlds

The parting of Columbus with Ferdinand and Isabella, 3rd August 1492
 in A Book of Discovery

The Best Portrait of Columbus
 in A Book of Discovery

Columbus landing on Hispaniola
 in A Book of Discovery

The first representation of the people of the new world
 in A Book of Discovery

Columbus at the Court of Spain.
 in European Hero Stories

Columbus Before the Learned Men of Salamanca
 in European Hero Stories

Columbus's First View of the New World
 in European Hero Stories

Columbus at the Court of Spain.
 in Old World Hero Stories