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 eldest 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 626,028 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Diego Columbus is the 68th most popular explorer (up from 85th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Portugal (up from 76th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 68 out of 405Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky, John Davis, Antonio Pigafetta, William Dampier, Lope de Aguirre, and Hernando de Soto. After him are Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Alonso de Ojeda, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Davy Crockett, Willem Janszoon, and Jules Dumont d'Urville.

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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 Peter Henlein, Guru Amar Das, Francisco de Montejo, Ippolito d'Este, Vallabha, and Catherine of York. 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, Charles de Lannoy, 1st Prince of Sulmona, Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Johann Froben, Rodrigo de Bastidas, Felix Manz, and Catherine of York.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Diego Columbus ranks 71 out of 555Before him are José Manuel Barroso (1956), Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal (1699), Isaac Abarbanel (1437), Constance of Aragon (1179), Peter III of Portugal (1717), and Barbara of Portugal (1711). After him are Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397), John of God (1495), Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Fernando Santos (1954), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), and Uriel da Costa (1585).

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 Diogo Dias (1450), Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), Tristão da Cunha (1460), and Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565).