Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to "The Far East" for all the valuable goods that were being imported from there. It is a myth to say he was trying to "prove the earth was round"...navigators and other educated people had known that for a long time. He was a little off in his understanding of the distances involved, though...had the Americas not been there to get in the way, he and his crew would surely have died of thirst or starvation long before arriving at his intended destination! In fact, we sometimes call the islands of the Caribbean "the West Indies" because he thought he HAD made it to "the Indies"!
hoped to find route to china india & japan
a new trade route to Asia
He hoped to find a better route to China, India and Japan.
Christopher Columbus in 1492, but there was a viking Leif Ericson that is thought (not proved) to find it in the early 1000's, Here is a little song i learned in 2nd grade: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue' In three ships he sailed from Spain He sailed through sunshine wind and rain, etc etc. Hope this helps
Christopher Columbus..right? Tee hee, I hope I got it right :D
Italy, America comes from the Latin feminine form of the Amerigo. This is after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who sailed for Spain, and recognized the New World as something different, not as India, which was originally thought by Christopher Columbus. You can find much more on this topic by goggling his name. I hope this helps you.
He was planning on going to Asia to find spices but instead landed in the "New World"
Probably in the hope of gaining more overseas territory for Spain. Also for the rumoured riches that Columbus would bring back.
A faster way to India for trading. He also wanted to find spices and riches that Spain found amazing at the time.
His name was Bartolomeu Dias and he did it around 1487.He named it the good hope cape after passing it, as before it was called The monsoons cape because of the heavy storms in that area.
Columbus was from ItalyBut, there was no such country as Italy at the time. Christopher Columbus was a citizen of the Republic of Genoa (Italian: Repubblica di Genova).