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What mistakes did Christopher Columbus make?

One of Christopher Columbus' most embarrassing of travel mistakes was his lack of knowledge for geography. He thought that the world was much smaller. As a result, he arrived to the Americas, believing he had just struck Asia.

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People also ask, what did Christopher Columbus fail at?

Christopher Columbus failed to find a new trade route to the countries of China and Japan. He landed in Central and South America, but never made it to North America.

Similarly, how was Christopher Columbus successful? Columbus wanted to find a sea route to Asia by sailing across the Atlantic. He was not successful in his endeavor but ended up leading the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. His voyages were beneficial for Europe and made possible the colonization of the Americas.

Also, what did Christopher Columbus do?

The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he stumbled upon the Americas.

What food did Christopher Columbus eat?

Columbus and his crew generally ate a Mediterranean-style diet with plenty of legumes (beans and chickpeas), salted beef, pork, and fish, cheeses, wine, olive oil, and other nuts.

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