Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus - History, Historic Profiles - Posted: 10th Dec, 2004 - 4:45am

Register Login Text RPG Play Text RPG ?     New: 2 34 83 Why Join Help Register/Login via:Register/Login via:
Welcome Guest


Posts: 4 - Views: 1158 Rating: 1/10 out of 1 Votes
Post Date: 17th Oct, 2004 - 1:09pm / Post ID: #

Christopher Columbus

Did anyone really 'discover' what is known today as the 'Americas'? Many point towards Christopher Columbus, who despite all odds, led three ships across the mighty oceans. However when Christopher landed at Cuba he found inhabitants, so it was more of a finding rather than a new discovery.

1451 Born in Genoa, the son of a wool merchant and weaver.
1476 Swims ashore when his ship is sunk in a battle off Portugal.
1476 Joins his brother Bartholomew, a cartographer, in Lisbon.
1477-1482 Makes merchant voyages as far as Iceland and Guinea.
1484 Conceives of "The Enterprise of the Indies." Fails to convince King John of Portugal to back the plan.
1485 Moves to Spain.
1492/1/2 Ferdinand & Isabela capture Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain.
1492/8/3 Departs from Palos, Spain (near Huelva)
1492/9/6 Departs Gomera (Canary Islands) after repair and refit.
1492/10/12 New world sighted at 2:00 a.m. by Rodrigo de Triana, somewhere in the Bahamas.
1492/10/29 Arrives at Cuba.
1492/11/22 Martín Alonso Pinzón, captain of the Pinta, deserts the expedition off Cuba.
1492/12/5 Columbus arrives at Hispaniola.

Ref. https://www1.minn.net/~keithp/

Sponsored Links:
Post Date: 17th Oct, 2004 - 2:21pm / Post ID: #


Diamond + Author
Lifestyle
[?] CPosts: 3,526
Posts: 4,033
Avg: 0.8 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 19.9%
[+] Gain: 200.00 FP
Charm: 225

Columbus Christopher

This is a particularly interesting topic, since so many people object to the word, "discover" when applied to Columbus.

Yes, it is obvious that some Norse ships visited the New World, and probably even took word of it back to their country.

There is evidence to suggest that the Templars may have known of the New World, and may even have established a small base here.

Of course, there were already people here of various types, with some obviously having mixed far northeaster asian ties.

However, Columbus' journeys undeniably "discovered" the New World as far as the Old World was concerned. Only Columbus' voyage, along with the reports back to Europe, changed the whole flow of world history. If the Norsemen knew about the Americas, it apparently didn't have any real effect on their society, nor did they spread knowledge about it to other nations. But the whole social, economic, and religious structure of Europe was changed by Columbus' work, and eventually the whole world was changed as well.

QUOTE
so it was more of a finding rather than a new discovery.

By the same logic, nobody "discovered" Australia, Hawaii, or New Zealand. Nobody "discovered" Easter Island. After all, there is undeniable evidence that all had inhabitants at various times. However, they were "covered" by the ignorance of the whole world. Nobody, except for the people actually living there, knew that they existed. There was no commerce or communication with the rest of the world. So, the explorers who found them really did "discover" them, as they pulled back the cover of ignorance, presenting their existence to the rest of the world.

Attached Image Edited: Nighthawk on 17th Oct, 2004 - 2:24pm



Post Date: 17th Oct, 2004 - 2:51pm / Post ID: #


Member Seasoned
****
[?] CPosts: 315
Posts: 328
Avg: 0.1 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 1.7%
[+] Gain: 200.00 FP
Charm: 30

Christopher Columbus Profiles Historic & History


Nighthawk, you forgot to mention the Phoenicians...

https://phoenicia.org/carthanewworld.html

;)


Dubhdara.



Post Date: 10th Dec, 2004 - 4:45am / Post ID: #


Member Watchful Eye
*****
[?] CPosts: 719
Posts: 1,226
Avg: 0.3 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 6.6%
[+] Gain: 200.00 FP
Charm: 52

Columbus Christopher

I totally agree!

When I was little, I was told that Columbus discovered America, and I had such a hard time grasping that concept. When I heard America, I thought of the country, with New York and Washington, and towers and hot dogs. Now, how could a single man discover that?



Guest please SHARE: "Christopher Columbus" on:

Sponsored Links:

Do you have any Christopher Columbus Tips
Options Fast Reply Add Reply Add Poll


No Registration Required!

We welcome input from visitors:
Add Comment As A Guest
Guest, please be considerate by using the appropriate tags as well as checking your grammar before submitting or it will be deleted. See: Constructive Posting Policy.

Tip TIP: Press above button ONCE only. If you come back here via the [Back] button on your browser then you will need to click [More Options] button (below) first in order to re-enable your ability to Post.

> TOPIC: Christopher Columbus


Share:

Like:

Donate Compare Membership
International Discussions Coded by: BGID® ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright © 1999-2018
Disclaimer Privacy Report Errors Credits

Country (State) of the Day

Arkansas

Country of the day Arkansas

Unanswered Threads for Arkansas, which is the Country or State of the Day! Bonus FP & Charm for these Topics. See Here. Updated: Every hour.

Highlights

Ruler Of Kings 2 Text RPG General Discussion: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By Txtrpg 1.2 Day(s) Ago
Mouth Wash vs Warm Salt Water: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By JoePublic 5.8 Days Ago
Happy New Year 2018: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By KNtoran 6.7 Days Ago
Global Climate Change: Will the earth's climate change on her own or are we the ones sending it in a disastrous direction? By Staple 1 Week Ago
Role-player Goals 2018: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By Wizard 1 Week Ago
ISIS - ISIL: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By Gknightbc 29th Dec, 2017 - 1:02am
Al Franken: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By LiberalLDS 9th Dec, 2017 - 6:54pm
Difference Between Love & Lust: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By Roleplay 9th Dec, 2017 - 5:12pm
Directly Meeting With Aliens: In this Thread are other Threads that asks the question: "Where are the aliens?" By KNtoran 20th Nov, 2017 - 2:52pm
Are People Born Gay Or Gay By Choice?: Is there a science behind why someone is / becomes homosexual? Is it neurological or biological? By Seraphina 18th Oct, 2017 - 12:40pm
The Media: What are your thoughts about this Topic? By Abnninja 16th Sep, 2017 - 4:17am