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Christopher Columbus was born between August 25-October 31, 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He was famous for discovering American but he did not discover it. It's complicated. During his childhood, his family was poor and he only got an education until the age of fourteen. Two of his siblings were Bartholomew and Diego. His father's name was . His mother's name was . The other siblings were not well known. After King John II refused to let him go west to Asia, he went to Spain. There he met King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. They had some time to think about it because the were fighting a war with the Moors which are a section of land and after the war, they agreed. On this voyage, he took three ships:The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. When he landed he thought that he had landed on India but he landed on . The native people were called the Arawaks and were friendly. But Columbus bought as slaves and told them to find as much gold as they could find. If it wasn't enough, the punishment was death. But he was arrested and and taken back to Spain. He impressed the King and Queen by showing them jewels, parrots, and worst of all, Natives.Edit

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