Columbus, Christopher


Columbus, Christopher, Ital. Cristoforo Colombo krēstô´fōrō kōlôm´bō [key], Span. Cristóbal Colón krēstō´bäl kōlōn´ [key], 1451–1506, European explorer, b. Genoa, Italy.

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