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Comenius 08/09: Christopher Columbus Laura García Illescas Silvia Rodríguez Besa Delia Carmona García

Introduction The King of Spain supported Columbus' passage to Asia. His voyage began with 90 men in the three caravels ( la Pinta, la NiĂąa y Santa MarĂ­a ) and finished with the discovery of America .

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was an Italian navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents.

The Craft: Caravels Columbus´ three-ship fleet consisted of two ships known as caravels (Pinta and Nina) and a larger ship, which served as Columbus's flagship, called the Santa Maria. The Santa Maria was not a caravel; it was a nao classed vessel or Full Ship.

La Pinta

Christopher Quintero was the owner of this ship and Mart铆n Alonso Pinz贸n, helped by his brother Francisco, was the one that had the control From the Pinta one saw land on the 12th of October 1492.

La Ni単a

Vicente Yañez Pinzón was a Spanish explorer and navigator who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World, as captain of the Niña. His brother Martín was captain of the Pinta.

Santa MarĂ­a

Columbus rented the Maria Galante to Juan de la Costa, a Cantabrian shipbuilder and directed it with another name: Santa Maria. This caravel allowed the presence of 40 men.

The route of discovery The first trip : Columbus left Palos Port on the 3rd of August 1492.They knew they had to travel the Atlantic to the Canary Islands and Guinea. They arrived on the islands from Guanahani and also discovered Cuba and La Espa単ola. On his return, he was received triumphantly in Barcelona.


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