Frequent question: Who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492?

Was Christopher Columbus stripped of his titles?

The Spanish Crown sent a royal official who arrested Columbus and stripped him of his authority. … The charges were later dropped, but Columbus lost his titles as governor of the Indies and, for a time, much of the riches made during his voyages.

Why was Columbus stripped of his titles?

After a multitude of complaints against Columbus about his mismanagement of the island of Hispaniola, a royal commissioner arrested Columbus in 1500 and brought him back to Spain in chains. Though he was stripped of his governor title, he was pardoned by King Ferdinand, who then subsidized a fourth voyage.

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