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April 17, 1492: Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella give Christopher Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. Though he was also interested in wealth, Columbus saw himself as a “Christ-bearer” who would carry Christ across the ocean to people who had never heard the gospel.
There are many opinions about this, but today I want to highlight one piece of order summarized in his Testament, saying:
“A un judío que moraba á la puerta de la judería en Lisboa, ó á quien mandare un Sacerdote, el valor de medio marco de plata” 27 more words
¿Que en paz descanse? Los restos errantes de Cristóbal Colón
The other day I was reading the Rough Guide to Andalucía, and I came across this: 1,493 more words