What does Christopher Columbus mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Cristoforo Colombo, Cristobal Colon(noun)

    Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)

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  1. Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola, initiated the Spanish colonization of the New World. In the context of emerging western imperialism and economic competition between European kingdoms seeking wealth through the establishment of trade routes and colonies, Columbus's speculative proposal, to reach the East Indies by sailing westward, eventually received the support of the Spanish crown, which saw in it a promise, however remote, of gaining the upper hand over rival powers in the contest for the lucrative spice trade with Asia. During his first voyage in 1492, instead of reaching Japan as he had intended, Columbus landed in the Bahamas archipelago, at a locale he named San Salvador. Over the course of three more voyages, Columbus visited the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as well as the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Central America, claiming them for the Spanish Empire.

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How to pronounce Christopher Columbus?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher Columbus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher Columbus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Christopher Columbus in a Sentence

  1. Margot Asquith:

    What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

  2. Robin Kelly:

    I never knew Christopher Columbus was so controversial, i just though Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

  3. Prof Hawking:

    If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) IT WAS MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE IN THE MUSIC OF THE RASTA MESSENGERS LIKE-BURNING SPEAR- CULTURE(JOSEPH HILL)- AND OTHERS THAT TAUGHT THE WORLD THAT- CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS A LIAR. HE DID NOT DISCOVER JAMAICA NOR AMERICA. SO WHY ARE WE STILL HONORING HIM TODAY?

  5. Johan Ronnby:

    Last time it looked at the world, Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus were still living, it's a monster. It's a sea monster and we have to discuss what kind of animal it is. I think it's some kind of fantasy animal - a dragon with lion ears and crocodile-like mouth.

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