Christpher Columbus...Corsican Facts

Napoleon was, of course, the most famous Corsican, however few people know that Christopher Columbus was born in Corsica. His house was in the citadel village of Calvi and still, partially, stands today and comes complete with a historical plaque.

Though Genoa claims his birth place, the truth is known on Corisca that he was born here. They believe that the when Genoa took over Corsica they stole/lost the files or didnt....or something along those lines. Columbus even dedicated the first lands he discovered to Corsican saints.



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Liz  – (August 24, 2010 at 6:27 PM)  

I also read somewhere that he took Corsican dogs with him on his trip to America.

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