Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in Italy in 1451 during the Renaissance (“rebirth”) period. He lived in Genoa, which was a busy port. Christopher went to sea when
he was 13. He sailed a wooden ship, and he learned to navigate using the sun and stars and a compass. He loved sailing and was an excellent sea captain.Christopher Columbus wanted to sail west, and he hoped to reach China. He did not realize just how BIG the Earth was. Before he could set out to explore the world, though, he had to have some help. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain gave him money and sailors. Columbus had three ships,the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria