Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus - Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who made  several voyages to the Western Hemisphere under the auspices of the Spanish  monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the late fifteenth century. Contrary to  popular belief, Columbus never reached the American continent, instead arriving only in  various Caribbean islands, which he believed up until his death to have been islands off  the coast of India.  Lord Cornwallis - Lord Cornwallis was a statesman and soldier who led the British  campaign against rebellious American colonials and French supporters in the  Revolutionary War. After his defeat at Yorktown in 1782, Cornwallis continued to function  in the service of the crown, seeing action in Ireland and later India, where he died in  1805 after being named governor general there. 
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