christopher columbus born around 31 October 1451 and died 20 May 1506. He was a explorer, colonizer and navigator. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa in the north of Italy.
Columbus did find the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as well as the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Central America, claiming them for the Spanish Empire.
christopher columbus was acctually not the first European explorer to reach the american continent ( Leif Ericson was the first)
At the time of his death christopher columbus was still conviced that he had come to the east coast of Asia and not that he had found a new continent
His remains where first interred at Valladolid, then in a monastery of La Cartuja in Seville. Today its not known for sure where his remains are.
In honour of christopher columbus america selebrates Columbus Day the first weekend in October