History Girls











{August 3, 2010}   Christopher Columbus and His Enterprise of the Indies | Socyberty

Christopher Columbus is possibly the best known explorer of the middle ages. Born in Genoa, Italy in 1451, not much is know of his early life but as a young man he worked as a sailor and then became a sea fairing entrepreneur.

His obsession was to find a western sea route to the rich trading routs of China, India and the fabled gold and Spice Islands of Asia. The only known passage to Southern Asia at the time was via Egypt and the Red Sea, but like many land routes they were closed to Europeans by the Ottoman Empire.

From: http://ping.fm/qWK4e

Advertisements


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

et cetera
%d bloggers like this: