Christopher Columbus

From Metapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Christopher Columbus (1451 – 20 May 1506), Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón, was a master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages (1492–93, 1493–96, 1498–1500, and 1502–04) opened the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. He was long considered to be the first person from the Old World to discover the Americas since the last glacial period; however, recent archaeological discoveries have shown that Vikings, such as Leif Erikson, had briefly settled in North America five centuries earlier.

Today, Christopher Columbus is derided by many leftists as a symbol of European colonialism or White supremacism, which has resulted in such things as demands that statues of him be removed. Regarding such criticisms, see the articles on:

External links

Encyclopedias