10 euro Silver coin dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus, PROOF.
ISSUE DATE: 16th SEPTEMBER 2019
Christopher Columbus, the Italian navigator and explorer, was born in Genoa on 3 August 1451.
After the age of twenty he began to travel by sea to various commercial companies.
For some time Columbus lived with his brother Bartolomeo, a cartographer. Thanks to him he deepened the reading and the drawing of the papers, he studied the works of many geographers, he sailed on many ships, from Africa to northern Europe. Following these studies he became convinced of the new theory that was circulating, namely that the Earth was round and not flat as it had been affirming for millennia. In light of these new revelations, which opened up infinite horizons in his head, Columbus began to cultivate the idea of reaching the Indies, sailing westward.
The voyages of Christopher Columbus represent the fundamental points of the European colonization of the Americas, as well as one of the most significant events in the history of man.
The navigator undertook four journeys to the New World: the first in 1492, in which he rediscovered the American continent, the second the following year and the third in 1498, a journey that took him to South America and which was therefore the first in which Columbus reached the continent (in previous journeys he had in fact landed on islands).
In the fourth journey of 1502, he reached Central America.
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