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Christopher Columbus' early years

Genoa, Italy

Figure 1: The Birth place of Christopher Columbus- Genoa, Italy

Pointer co-ordinates: 44025'50.75' N and 8058'55.82'

Christopher Columbus was believed to have been born in Genoa, Italy in 1451, though his no conclusive birth date has been agreed on ( Christopher or Cristobal Colon (Spanish) was the first born son of the weaver Domenico Colombo and Suzanna Fontanarossa (

He was a sailor since the age of 14 and went on to become one of the greatest explorers and traders who discovered the capital of the world-America (