Diego Columbus

1479 - 1527

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Diego Columbus (Portuguese: Diogo Colombo; Spanish: Diego Colón; Italian: Diego Colombo; 1479/1480 – February 23, 1526) was a navigator and explorer under the Kings of Castile and Aragón. He served as the 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 4th Governor of the Indies as a vassal to the Kings of Castile and Aragón. He was the elder son of Christopher Columbus and his wife Filipa Moniz Perestrelo.He was born in Portugal, either in Porto Santo in 1479/1480, or in Lisbon in 1474. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diego Columbus has received more than 517,388 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Diego Columbus is the 85th most popular explorer (down from 78th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 80th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

Diego Columbus was most famous for being the son of Christopher Columbus. He is also famous for being the first European to set foot in Japan.

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Among explorers, Diego Columbus ranks 85 out of 405Before him are Yaqut al-Hamawi, Sebastian Cabot, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Ármin Vámbéry, Calamity Jane, and Lope de Aguirre. After him are Pánfilo de Narváez, Stepan Makarov, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Sacagawea, and Gonzalo Pizarro.

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Among people born in 1479, Diego Columbus ranks 6Before him are Joanna of Castile, Hafsa Sultan, Lisa del Giocondo, Vasili III of Russia, and Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours. After him are Guru Amar Das, Peter Henlein, Ippolito d'Este, Francisco de Montejo, and Vallabha. Among people deceased in 1527, Diego Columbus ranks 3Before him are Niccolò Machiavelli and Charles III, Duke of Bourbon. After him are Juan de Grijalva, Johann Froben, and Rodrigo de Bastidas.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Diego Columbus ranks 76 out of 479Before him are José Manuel Barroso (1956), Isaac Abarbanel (1437), Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Beatrice of Portugal (1373), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), and Peter III of Portugal (1717). After him are Francisco de Almeida (1450), João Manuel, Prince of Portugal (1537), Jorge Sampaio (1939), Joan of Portugal (1439), Maria Isabel of Braganza (1797), and Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Diego Columbus ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480), Vasco da Gama (1460), Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), and Diogo Cão (1440). After him are Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Diogo Dias (1450), Tristão da Cunha (1460), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565), and João Gonçalves Zarco (1390).