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Who Was Colombo???

Who was Columbus for real????

Well, he was Portuguese, bastard cousin of King John of Portugal, born in CUBA, Portugal, grand son of Gonçalves Zarco, the one that found Madeira and the Azores.

His name was Salvador Fernandes Zarco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Fernandes_Zarco
http://www.answers.com/topic/salvador-fernandes-zarco

and to cut a long story short, he was hired by his cousin, the King, to go to Spain, take some maps with him, and present himself as an Italian navigator, with the objective of finding a better route to India, to screw the Portuguese.

Well, the whole thing was a conspiracy, just to keep them Spanish away from the Portuguese commercial routes to india.

From wrong names, to wrong distances marked in maps, he had the Spanish fooled....the true antilles are in Greenland.
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