Christopher Columbus

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After his ship sank, he swam to shore and headed to Lisbon. His brother, Bartholomew, lived there and worked as a cartographer. Based on information he got from his trips, and by looking at maps and charts, he concluded that the world was 25% smaller than everyone thought and that it was mostly made up of land instead of water...
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Based on these thoughts he believed that he could get to Asia Faster by sailing west. In 1484 he took his idea's to John the second (king of Portugal), asking him to finance his idea. His proposal was rejecte! d by a royal Maritime commission because of his miscalculations. After that, he moved to Spain to try and get them to finance his trip by winning the support of people in high places...
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