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{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.

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