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Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus

Person  Male  Born 31/10/1451  Died 20/5/1506

Explorer. Born in the Republic of Genoa (his birth date is approximate). From 1492 to 1504, he made four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the monarchs of Spain. These voyages took him to the Caribbean islands, in particular Cuba and Hispaniola (modern day Haiti/Dominican Republic) where he attempted to establish a colony. Although he is thought to be the original discoverer of North America, he never actually set foot on the continent. Died in Valladolid, Spain.

2021: Columbus is now criticised for the harm committed under his governance, particularly the near-extermination of Hispaniola's indigenous population from mistreatment and European diseases, as well as their enslavement.

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