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date: 13 August 2020

Columbus or (Italian) Cristoforo Colombo or (Spanish) Cristóbal Colón 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Gordon Campbell

(1451–1506),Explorer and colonist, born in Genoa, the son of a weaver. In 1476 he joined an expedition bound for England, but the ships were attacked by French corsairs as they rounded Cape St Vincent (the south-western tip of Portugal); ... ...

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