Columbus, Bartholomew


Columbus, Bartholomew

▪ Italian explorer
Italian  Bartolomeo Colombo,  Spanish  Bartolomé Colón 
born 15th century, Genoa [Italy]
died 1514/15, Santo Domingo, Hispaniola [now Dominican Republic]

      Italian explorer, brother of Christopher Columbus (Columbus, Christopher), accomplished cartographer and cosmographer, and probably collaborator on his brother's project to sail around the world.

      In 1484, according to tradition, he visited Henry VII of England and gave him a map of the world, showing the lands he and his brother wanted to explore. He joined his brother in 1494 in Hispaniola and accompanied and extended Christopher's campaigns to subdue the indigenous population. In 1496, when Christopher returned to Spain, Bartholomew took charge of the colony, which later was moved to the site of the city of Santo Domingo. After provoking and then suppressing a rebellion, he returned to Spain. In 1502 he joined his brother's last transatlantic expedition, which discovered the gold deposits of Veragua (in what is now Panama).

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