The Ages of Exploration Home Time Periods Explore Resources Search: Christopher Columbus Explorer Age of Discovery Claim to Fame: He was credited with the discovery of the Americas in 1492, but Leifr Eiriksson and his Norse crew had explored the North American continent centuries before Columbus set foot on the land.
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Christopher Columbus between October and October in Genoa ndash May in Valladolid ) was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer, and citizen of the Republic of Genoa . Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain , he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages, and his efforts to establis