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    Posted: 09 Oct 2006 at 3:53am


M L Da Silva says: He is 100% Portuguese

His true name as it appears on two Papal Bulls is htm

Cristofõm Colon

Four Papal Bulls were issued by Pope Alexander VI in the year 1493, all of them in Latin, relating to the discovery of America. I discovered them on February 21, 1992. Only the first two Papal Bulls included the name of the Navigator, but the name that appears in not Columbus, but Colon.

On the First Papal Bull—May 3rd, 1493 -- on second page, on line eleventh, the name of Crhistofom Colon appears.

In the Bull of May 3, 1493, on the second page, line eleven, we read in the Latin, -- dilectum filium Crhistophom Colon—‘my beloved son Crhistofom Colon’. Note that the name is Colon, not Columbus. The second Papal Bull, issued by Alexander VI and dated the following day, May 4, 1493, repeats the name Colon. On the first page, line thirty-one, we can read the Navigator’s name written in Portuguese: Cristofõm Colon.

The name that appears on the Second Bull is Cristofõm Colon, as written in Portuguese. We should note that the name Cristo does not have the letter ‘h’ and that there is a tilde over the letter ‘õ’. No other language in the world uses a tilde over ‘õ’ except Portuguese.

The entire text of the First and Second Bulls are written in Latin. We would expect the name of the Navigator to appear in Latin as Christopher. But it does not!

We might also expect the name to be spelled out in Italian—Cristoforo Colombo—because the Bulls were published in Rome. But it is not!

It could be in Spanish—Cristóval Colon—because the Bull were addressed to the Spanish Kings. But it is not! In Spain, and in all Spanish-speaking nations, the name of the Navigator has always been Christóval Colon. This is the same form in which his name appears on the cover of his Book of Priviliges,1502, the only book reviewed by the Navigator himself, before he died in 1505. Attesting to the fact that Cristovão Colon, or Salvador Fernandes Zarco, was 100% Portuguese is a list of more than forty Portuguese names the Navigator gave to locations in the Greater and Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean area during his four voyages.

Some of these are: S. Vincente, Santa Luzia, Guadiana, Ponta de Santo Antonio, S. João Baptista, Porto Santo, Mourão, Isabel, Sanctus Spiritus, Sta. Clara, S. Nicolau, Conceição, Cabo de S. João, Cabo Alfa, S. Domingos, Cabo Roxo, S. Miguel, Cabo Omega, S. Antonio, Sta. Catarina, S. Jorge, Ponta Galera, S. Bernando, Bocas das Serpentes, Boca do Dragão, Margarida, Ponta de Faro, Boca de Touro, Cabo Isabel, Ilha dos Guinchos, Salvador, Santarém, Cuba, Curaçao, Brasil, Belém.

Some of these names on this list are common to both Spanish and Portuguese, but some can only be Portuguese: Brasil, Santarém, Curacao, Faro, Belém, Touro, Ponta, Porto.

Cristovão Colon gave the name Salvador to the first island he encountered because it was his own first name. He gave the name Cuba to the second island because it was the name of his birthplace in Portugal.

We find no single instance of an Italian place name in the Caribbean. Why? Because the Navigator did not know how to speak or write Italian!!!

Next to the Museum (in Spain) is this plaque identifying the place where Colon has died, in 1506. It says in Spanish: "Here died Colon", (not Columbus!!!)

Historians failed to discover the name Cristofõm Colon on the Papal Bulls because they were transfixed on the name Columbus or Colombo, a major mistake. Colombo means ‘pigeon’ or ‘dove’ and the Navigator was never a pigeon… tm



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