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First Voyage

90 men made the first voyage of discovery from Palos Spain the thierd of agoust of1492. They had three ships.Santa Maria had 40 men aboard, the Pinta, 26, and the Nina,24. On the morning of October 12th land was indeed sighted, and a landing party arrived on an island in the Bahamas and named it San Salvador. the next few weeks landings were also made on Cuba, named Juana by Columbus, and Española, now known as Hispaniola and shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Second Voyage

Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz on September 25, 1493. He sailed across the Atlantic until November 3 arrived in the Caribbean Sea. Then skirt the Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua and Virgin), on November 19 he came to the island of Puerto Rico, which he called San Juan Bautista. Then he enrumbó to the island the Spanish (Santo Domingo).

Upon arrival, he found the Christmas fort destroyed and its occupants killed by natives 39. On January 2, 1494, he founded the city of La Isabela. On April 29, Columbus arrived in Cuba and discovered Jamaica on May 5. Upon returning to the indigenous rebellions crushed Isabela, founded several pillboxes and sought gold, until March 10, 1496 sailed for Spain.

Third Voyage

Christopher Columbus set sail from San Lucar de Barrameda on 30 May 1498. After passing the Cape Verde islands took westbound July 31 and discovered the island of Trinidad and the next day came to Venezuela. Then enrumbó to Santo Domingo. Upon arrival, he found the colonists unhappy with the hard work and lack of wealth. Many sent letters to Spain accusing Columbus of conspiring against the Spanish Crown.

Upon hearing, the Catholic Monarchs, sent to Judge Francisco de Bobadilla, who seize upon arrival Christopher Columbus and his brothers Bartholomew and Diego sent. The three were shipped towards Cadiz (Spain), where they arrived on November 25, 1500. Shortly after they were released by Queen Isabella the Catholic.

Fourth Voyage

Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz on May 9, 1502, commanding four caravels. He crossed the Atlantic and anchored on June 5 on the island Martinique. Then he skirted the Spanish and Jamaica. On July 30 he came to Honduras. Shortly after he explored the coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Arriving in Panama suffered heavy Indian attacks he was forced to leave its shores. On June 25, 1503 came to Jamaica with battered ships without food. So he sent a flotilla of canoes commanded by Diego Mendez toward Santo Domingo for help.

Only on June 26, 1504 reached a ship to take him to Santo Domingo. He arrived here on August 13 and a month later to Spain embarked on an old rented caravel.

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