by Elena González and Sandra González

Table of Contents

His birth date
Columbus was born between August 25, and October 31, in 1451 more o less We don’t know where he born because there are many hypothesis, the most common one was that he was Genoese, Portuguese or Spanish.
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We hardly havedata about his childhood, and also about his education. But we have found this information:


  • Columbus never wrote any works in his native language, In one writings, Columbus claims to have been to the sea at the age of 10. At the age of 14, he attended Prince Henry’s school of navigation in Sagres, Portugal. Then in 140 Columbus’s family moved to Savona, were Domenico took over a tavern. In the same year, Columbus was on a Genoese ship hired in the service of Rene of Anjou to support his attempt to conquer the kingdom of Naples. According to this theory of his literary education was scarce and introduced in his yachting training very soon.
  • With only 10 years of age he was sailor.

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  • During his childhood, his family was poor and he only got an education until the age of fourteen. He studied on a monastery and he only learned basic latin and mathematics.
  • His father was a poor weaver . Because of this, his father also worked as gatekeeper and a wine merchant.Christopher Columbus helped his father with the weaving but he always wanted to sail in a boat.