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    christopher columbus Sarah2014

    im so confused did christopher columbus discover america? i know he found san salvador, cuba and hispaniola

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      AlisonODwyer

      during his four separate trips starting in 1492 , he discovered may different carribean islands now known as the bahamas.

      he did explore the south and central american coasts , he never made it to the north of america wich was already inhabited by native americans and he never believed that he had found a new continent. a norse explorer im not quiet sure of the name , exsisted 500 years before coloumbus did had reached canada before coloumbus even exsisted .

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      Sarah2014

      thank u so much

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      Rburke96

      colombus founded america without realising. after he dies, a map maker, amerigo vespucchi, realised colombus founded a whole new continent, which he called america

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      Rburke96

      colombus founded america without realising. after he dies, a map maker, amerigo vespucchi, realised colombus founded a whole new continent, which he called america

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      Sarah2014

      thanks :)

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      Ciararm

      well technically he didn't Vikings discovered it but did not lay claim to it. Initially Columbus discovered an island called San Salvador( holy saviour) on the 12th of October 1492. He later discovered Hispaniola and Cuba. His flagship the Santa maría ran aground and he decided to build a fort named la navidad. He returned to Barcelona to the court of Ferdinand and Isabella he received a hero's welcome and was awarded admiral of the ocean blue and governor of the discovered land.

      He later returned and brought settlers he discovered Jamaica and Trinidad.

      America is so called because Columbus believed he actually arrived in the east( cipango or Cathay ) he therefore named the native Americans Indians. He was oblivious that he discovered a new continent. But another Italian explorer named amergio Vespucci realised that Columbus discovered a new continent unknown to all Europeans, it was therefore named America in his honour.

      Hope this was helpful.

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      Sarah2014

      thank you so much :)

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