Index by Birth Year
* ~1451 in Genua
+ 1506 in Valladolid
Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.
During his first voyage in 1492, he reached the New World instead of arriving in Japan as he had intended,
landing on an island in the Bahamas archipelago that he named San Salvador.
By three more voyages, he visited the Antilles, the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Central America.
2017 J. Giesen