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    An account of the life of Columbus before and after his first voyage.

    Columbus: Quite a Character! Our Paesani -
    A crisp fall breeze is upon us and the kids are back in school, which means I, an Italian American reporter, have Columbus Day on the brain. It's like Christmas or the Super Bowl for Italian America. There are star-studded parades, events, and an entire month devoted to Italian American heritage all because of the mythic explorer Christopher Columbus, better known to Italians as Cristofero Colombo.

    1492: An Ongoing Voyage
    This exhibit from the Library of Congress looks at the various encounters between 1492 and 1600 that shaped the way people in America led their lives.

    Columbus and the Age of Discovery
    This contains over 1100 text articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, speeches, official calendars and other sources relating to various encounter themes.

    Columbus Monuments Pages
    This Web site lists all of the monuments erected throughout the world that have been dedicated to Columbus.

    Cristoforo Colombo
    Learn more about the life of Christopher Columbus by reading this 12 chapter e-text version written by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli. This is an Italian translation of his book, which was initially written in Spanish.

    Myths about Columbus' Expeditions Dispelled
    You will find a list of myths followed by the actual facts surrounding each tale.

    Re - discovering Columbus Day Una Mamma Italiana -
    This federal holiday has more to offer than we may think - it gives Italian families another excuse to celebrate our heritage. Since 1866, Italian-Americans have used Columbus Day to celebrate both America and our Italian passion for discovery. Today, these sentiments still exist, as do the Italian-Americans who feel them. It seems the only thing missing is the celebration. This places the responsibility (yet again) on the Italian-Americans of our generation to preserve our innate passion for life.

    From his birth in 1451 to his death in 1506 this timeline lists the major points in his life.


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