New Delhi: Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451, Christopher Columbus was one of the most famous explorers of all time. Columbus' birth place Genoa was a great Italian port, and Columbus grew up surrounded by sea, ships, and sailors. Thus he had a passion to sail from his childhood days.
There are many myths surrounding Columbus' voyages. He did not set out to prove the Earth was round; by then, everyone knew that it was not flat.