Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe? New Study Says Yes
When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent research, they very likely brought back something else.
Ferdinand Magellan
Magellan's Voyage 1519.
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Rodrigo de Triana
Rodrigo de Triana (born 1469 in Seville, Spain) was a Spanish sailor, believed to be the first European since the Vikings to have seen America. Born as Juan Rodrigo Bermejo, Triana was the son of hida...
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Pinta (ship)
La Pinta (Spanish for The Pint (liquid measure), The Look, or The Spotted One ) was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first transatlantic voyage in 1492. The New World...
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Thomas à Kempis
Thomas à Kempis, C.R.S.A. (Thomas van Kempen or Thomas Hemerken or Haemerken, litt. "small hammer"; c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a German canon regular of the late medieval period and the most probable...
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Blessed Margaret of Savoy
The Blessed Margaret of Savoy, T.O.S.D (June 21, 1390, Fossano - November 23, 1464, Casale) was Marchioness of Montferrat, and a Dominican Sister.
Margaret was the eldest of the four children—all...
Blessed Margaret of Savoy - Wikipedia
Thomas Prestbury
Thomas Prestbury (aka Thomas de Prestbury and Thomas Shrewsbury) was an English medieval Benedictine abbot and university Chancellor.Prestbury was the abbot at Shrewsbury Abbey from 1399–1426. He was ...
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João de Sá
João de Sá, knight (fl. 1497 – 1514) was a Portuguese explorer, who accompanied Vasco da Gama on the voyage that of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.
João de Sá is one of the ...
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Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan (/məˈɡɛlən/ or /məˈdʒɛlən/; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, [fɨɾˈnɐ̃w ðɨ mɐɣɐˈʎɐ̃jʃ]; Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes, [ferˈnando ðe maɣaˈʎanes]; c. 1480 – 27 April 1521) w...
Ferdinand Magellan - Wikipedia
1492 light sighting
The 1492 light sighting was a sighting of unknown light during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus on October 11, 1492, by some crew members of Santa Maria, Pinta and possibly Niña shortly before...
Angelo Carletti di Chivasso
Blessed Angelo Carletti di Chivasso was a noted moral theologian of the Order of Friars Minor; born at Chivasso in Piedmont, in 1411; and died at Coni, in Piedmont, in 1495.His name in Latin is usuall...
Volta do mar
"Volta do mar", "volta do mar largo" or "volta do largo", (the phrase in Portuguese means literally turn of the sea but also return from the sea) is a navigational technique perfected by Portuguese na...
Volta do mar - Wikipedia
Diego de Arana
Diego de Arana (Cordoba, Spain, 1468 - Haiti, 1493) was governor of the first documented Spanish settlement in the New World, at La Navidad. He was a sailor of Castile who accompanied Christopher Colu...
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Richard Snetisham
Richard Snetisham was an English medieval churchman and university Chancellor.Snetisham was Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1414–15. He was an "excellent disputant and expounder of the s...
Heinrich Kramer
Heinrich Kramer (c. 1430 – 1505), also known under the Latinized name Henricus Institor, was a German churchman and inquisitor.Born in Sélestat, Alsace, he joined the Dominican Order at an early age a...
Heinrich Kramer - Wikipedia
Fontanilla
The Fontanilla is the former public fountain of Palos de la Frontera in Spain where, according to tradition, these fountains provided the water for the ships of Cristopher Columbus's first voyage—the ...
Fontanilla - Wikipedia
Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter
Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter (10 August 1439 – 14 January 1476) was the first child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. She was thus an elder...
Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter - Wikipedia
Francis II, Duke of Brittany
Francis II of Brittany (in Breton Frañsez II, in French François II) (23 June 1433 – 9 September 1488) was Duke of Brittany from 1458 to his death. He was the son of Richard of Brittany and the ...
Francis II, Duke of Brittany - Wikipedia
Martyrs of Otranto
Antonio Primaldo and his companion martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Otranto, were 813 inhabitants of the Salentine city of Otranto in southern Italy who were killed on August 14, 1480. The mass e...
Martyrs of Otranto - Wikipedia
Filippo Lippi
Fra' Filippo Lippi, O.Carm. (c. 1406 – 8 October 1469), also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Quattrocento (15th century).
Lippi was born in Florence to Tommaso, a butcher, ...
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4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502)
The 4th Portuguese India Armada was assembled in 1502 on the order of King Manuel I of Portugal and placed under the command of D. Vasco da Gama. It was Gama's second trip to India. The fourth of som...
4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502) - Wikipedia
Lugares colombinos
The Lugares colombinos ("Columbian places") is a tourist route in the Spanish province Huelva, which includes several places that have special relevance to the preparation and realization of the first...
Lugares colombinos - Wikipedia