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-Domenico Colombo: His father was Domenico Colombo,he was also a weaver. He was born in 1418. He had 3 brothers, Franceschino, Giacomo and Bertino. His father, Giovanni Colombo, had apprenticed his son, Domenico, to the loom at age 11.Domenico, a third-generation master of his craft in Genoa Italy, was also a shopkeeper. His secure, respectable position in the lower middle class did not, however, guarantee his having a firm work ethic. Despite of, having fingers in several problems, he was a poor provider and a worse credit risk, yet a pleasant, well-liked fellow withal. In the boisterous, enterprising spirit of Genoa, he worked as a cheese maker, tavern keeper, and dealer in wool and wine. He married Susanna Fontanarossa, the papers attest. Their firstborn was Cristoforo, in 1451; later came Giovanni Pellegrino, Bartolomeo, Giacomo, and daughter Bianchinetta. When he was found in financial difficulty, he was helped economically from Christopher. He lived in a house to the Plan of Sant'Andrea. In the Straight Alley, in the quarter of Ponticello, neighbor to the Door of Sant' Andrea, call also Soprana Door. In this house, Domenico died in 1496.
-Bartolomeo Colombo: Bartolomeo Colombo was an explorer and the younger brother of Christopher Colombus.In the 1470s Bartholomew was a mapmaker in Lisbon, the principal center of cartography of the time, and conceived with his brother the "Enterprise of the Indies". In the late 1480s Bartholomew took up residence in France and his brother in Spain, to persuade their respective monarchs to back the scheme.When word arrived in 1493 that his brother had succeeded, Bartholomew returned to Spain, where he missed Christopher, who had already left on the second voyage. Funded by the crown, Bartholomew traveled to Hispaniola in 1494 to meet his brother. He remained on the island for six and a half years serving as captain on one of the ships or as governor with the title of Adelantado during the absence of his brother. He founded the city of Santo Domingo on Hispaniola between 1496 and 1498, which is now the capital of the Dominican Republic. He was imprisoned together with Christopher and another brother, Giacomo (also called Diego), by Francisco de Bobadilla and returned to Spain in December 1500. After the royal pardon of Christopher,Bartholomew accompanied him on the last of his four voyages.Following Christopher's death, in 1506, Bartholomew returned to the Antilles, accompanying his nephew Diego, but Bartholemew soon returned to Spain.Bartholomew Columbus is known to have fathered an illegitimate daughter, named Maria and born in 1508.

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-Domenico Colombo: His father was Domenico Colombo,he was also a weaver. He was born in 1418. He had 3 brothers, Franceschino, Giacomo and Bertino. His father, Giovanni Colombo, had apprenticed his son, Domenico, to the loom at age 11.Domenico, a third-generation master of his craft in Genoa Italy, was also a shopkeeper. His secure, respectable position in the lower middle class did not, however, guarantee his having a firm work ethic. Despite of, having fingers in several problems, he was a poor provider and a worse credit risk, yet a pleasant, well-liked fellow withal. In the boisterous, enterprising spirit of Genoa, he worked as a cheese maker, tavern keeper, and dealer in wool and wine. He married Susanna Fontanarossa, the papers attest. Their firstborn was Cristoforo, in 1451; later came Giovanni Pellegrino, Bartolomeo, Giacomo, and daughter Bianchinetta. When he was found in financial difficulty, he was helped economically from Christopher. He lived in a house to the Plan of Sant'Andrea. In the Straight Alley, in the quarter of Ponticello, neighbor to the Door of Sant' Andrea, call also Soprana Door. In this house, Domenico died in 1496.
-Bartolomeo Colombo: Bartolomeo Colombo was an explorer and the younger brother of Christopher Colombus.In the 1470s Bartholomew was a mapmaker in Lisbon, the principal center of cartography of the time, and conceived with his brother the "Enterprise of the Indies". In the late 1480s Bartholomew took up residence in France and his brother in Spain, to persuade their respective monarchs to back the scheme.When word arrived in 1493 that his brother had succeeded, Bartholomew returned to Spain, where he missed Christopher, who had already left on the second voyage. Funded by the crown, Bartholomew traveled to Hispaniola in 1494 to meet his brother. He remained on the island for six and a half years serving as captain on one of the ships or as governor with the title of Adelantado during the absence of his brother. He founded the city of Santo Domingo on Hispaniola between 1496 and 1498, which is now the capital of the Dominican Republic. He was imprisoned together with Christopher and another brother, Giacomo (also called Diego), by Francisco de Bobadilla and returned to Spain in December 1500. After the royal pardon of Christopher,Bartholomew accompanied him on the last of his four voyages.Following Christopher's death, in 1506, Bartholomew returned to the Antilles, accompanying his nephew Diego, but Bartholemew soon returned to Spain.Bartholomew Columbus is known to have fathered an illegitimate daughter, named Maria and born in 1508.

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1)-Colombus´Childhood.


-Christopher colombus was born between the 25 of August and the 31 of October. We don´t know where he was born, a lot of people said he was Spanish, Genoese, Switzerland,Greece, England, France ,Portugal, Italy and even of Norway. The most accepted theory is that he was Genoese .

- Intelligent and ambitious, Colombus eventually learned Latin, as well as Portuguese and Castilian , and read widely about astronomus, geography and history including the worlds of Ptlomy, Cardinal Pierre d`Ailly`s Imago Mundi, the travels of Marco Polo and Sir John Mandevil ,Pliny`s Natural, and Pope Pius II, Historia Rerum Ubique Gestarum.


- In is childhood, he never wrote in his native lenguage , which is presumed to have been a Genoese variety of Liguarian. In one of his writings, Colombus claims to have gone to the sea at the age of 10. Colombus was a scholarly man. Yet he studied these books, madre hundreds of marginal notations in them and came out with ideas about the world that were characteristically simple and strong and sometimes wring, the kind of ideas that the self-educated persons gains from independent reding and clings to in defience of what anyone else tries to tell him.


-Throughout his life, Colombus also showed a keen interest in the Bible and in Biblical propecies, and would often qoute Biblical texts in his lettters and logs. For example, part of the argument that he submitted to the Spanish Catholic Monarchs when sought their support for his proposed expedition to reach the India by sailing west was base on his reading of the second book of Esdras, which Colombus took to mean that the Earth is made of six parts of land and to one of water.His career as an explorer is interpreted in the light of Christian asthology and of apocolypticism.


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2) - Colombus Family.



·Father :
-His father was Domenico Colombo.
·Mother :
- His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa.
·Brothers and sisters :
-Giovanni Pellegrino, Bartolomeo, Giacomo, and daughter Bianchinetta
·Colombus family .

-Chrispher Colombus was the eldest of five children.Christopher Colombus had two sons by different mothers.His heir was Diego Columbus(1480 - 1526). His second and favorite son was Ferdinand, better know as Fernando (1488 - 1539).

-Diego Colombus:Diego was made a page at the Spanish court in 1492, the year his father embarked on his first voyege. Diego had a younger half-brother, Fernando , by Columbus's mistress Beatriz Enriquez de Arana.In 1509, he was named Governor of the Indies, the post his father had held. He was made Viceroy of the Indies in May 1511, remaining in charge until 1518. He continued to fight encroachments on his power and for the remainder of his father's privileges and titles.

- Ferdinand Colombus:was the second son of Christopher Colombus. His mother was Beatriz Enriquez de Arana , whom his father never married, but who was Columbus' constant companion in later life.Fernando was born in Córdoba, Spain, and spent his early years there with his mother.After Columbus's triumphant return from his first voyage, Fernando was appointed a page to the Spanish crown prince Don Juan,but transferred to the service of Queen Isabelle following the young prince's death.Between the ages of 13 and 15, Fernando was a crew member on Columbus' fourth voyage to the New World. After his father's death, Fernando accompanied his older half-brother Diego to the New World in 1509. But Fernando preferred a more settled life, and returned to Spain a few months later.

-Domenico Colombo: His father was Domenico Colombo,he was also a weaver. He was born in 1418. He had 3 brothers, Franceschino, Giacomo and Bertino. His father, Giovanni Colombo, had apprenticed his son, Domenico, to the loom at age 11.Domenico, a third-generation master of his craft in Genoa Italy, was also a shopkeeper. His secure, respectable position in the lower middle class did not, however, guarantee his having a firm work ethic. Despite of, having fingers in several problems, he was a poor provider and a worse credit risk, yet a pleasant, well-liked fellow withal. In the boisterous, enterprising spirit of Genoa, he worked as a cheese maker, tavern keeper, and dealer in wool and wine. He married Susanna Fontanarossa, the papers attest. Their firstborn was Cristoforo, in 1451; later came Giovanni Pellegrino, Bartolomeo, Giacomo, and daughter Bianchinetta. When he was found in financial difficulty, he was helped economically from Christopher. He lived in a house to the Plan of Sant'Andrea. In the Straight Alley, in the quarter of Ponticello, neighbor to the Door of Sant' Andrea, call also Soprana Door. In this house, Domenico died in 1496.

- Susanna Fontanarossa: Susanna Fontanarossa was his mother, she was genoese wool Weaver.Almost nothing is know about her belore her marriage to Domerico Colombo in 1445. She bore 5 children to Domenico: Cristoforo, Bartolomeo, Giovanni, Giacomo, and a daughter named Bianchinetta. Little is known about her after 1484. She died before her husband, Domenico.

-Bartolomeo Colombo: Bartolomeo Colombo was an explorer and the younger brother of Christopher Colombus.In the 1470s Bartholomew was a mapmaker in Lisbon, the principal center of cartography of the time, and conceived with his brother the "Enterprise of the Indies". In the late 1480s Bartholomew took up residence in France and his brother in Spain, to persuade their respective monarchs to back the scheme.When word arrived in 1493 that his brother had succeeded, Bartholomew returned to Spain, where he missed Christopher, who had already left on the second voyage. Funded by the crown, Bartholomew traveled to Hispaniola in 1494 to meet his brother. He remained on the island for six and a half years serving as captain on one of the ships or as governor with the title of Adelantado during the absence of his brother. He founded the city of Santo Domingo on Hispaniola between 1496 and 1498, which is now the capital of the Dominican Republic. He was imprisoned together with Christopher and another brother, Giacomo (also called Diego), by Francisco de Bobadilla and returned to Spain in December 1500. After the royal pardon of Christopher,Bartholomew accompanied him on the last of his four voyages.Following Christopher's death, in 1506, Bartholomew returned to the Antilles, accompanying his nephew Diego, but Bartholemew soon returned to Spain.Bartholomew Columbus is known to have fathered an illegitimate daughter, named Maria and born in 1508.

-Giovanii Colombo: Giovanii Colombo was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Milan from 1963 to 1979, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1965.





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- Bartolomeo Colombo

3)-Adult life of Christopher Columbus.


-With 19 years His family moved to Sanova,were his father took over a tavern.In the same year, Columbus was on a Genoese ship hired in the service to support his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Napples.

-He points out that from an early age learned the trade of marine encouraged by the marine character of the city of Genoa and the boiling of Mediterranean trade that flooded the city.

-Between 1474 and 1475 he travelled to the island of Chios, possession Genoese in the Aegean Sea as a seaman and trader.

-In 1476, travellers heading to England, his ship wrecked in a battle between the pirate Casenove merchant, saving to swim and reach the shores of the Algarve. From there he went to Lisbon, seeking the help of his brother Bartholomew

-Until 1485 lived in Portugal as the home agent Centurione of Madeira, has made numerous trips to various destinations, including Geneva and England, where he visited Ireland and journey that could have gone to Iceland, listening to legends of a road to a new earth (Terra Nova) traveling westward.

-In 1479 he married Dona Felipa Perestrelo e Moniz, the daughter of colonization of the Madeira Islands, Bartolome Perestrello in Lisbon. In 1480 with his only son, Diego Colón, Felipa died in January 1485, when it leaves that Christopher Palos traveling to Portugal, where they were the kings of Castile and Aragon.


-In the following years until his death lived with the orphan Cordoba Beatriz Enriquez de Arana, who lived with a cousin working as weavers. Never married, although he left his fortune to the woman (Christopher Columbus became governor of the Indies, accounting for 10% of the benefits of travel due to the capitulations of Santa Fe), and had his first child treated as Diego his real mother. They had a son, Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539) also called Hernando Colon, who was nearest the biographer of his father, writing the play "Life of the Admiral Don Christopher Columbus " which exalted his father (perhaps excessively) and traveling along Christopher to America in his fourth voyage.


-Columbus never wrote in his native language, which is presumed to have been a Genoese variety of Ligurian. In one of his writings, Columbus claims to have gone to the sea at the age of 10 years