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Plaque à la maison natale de Christophe Colomb

Plaque at Columbus birth house



1992

Calvi /  Plaque à la maison natale de Christophe Colomb   Calvi /  Plaque à la maison natale de Christophe Colomb

Description

Plaque with the coats-of-arms of the town of Calvi and of Columbus, and text.

Inscription(s)

DANS CE LIEU EST NE EN 1436
CHRISTOPHE COLOMB
"CRISTOFANI COLOMBU"
IMMORTALISE PAR LA DECOUVERTE
DU NOUVEAU MONDE ALORS QUE CALVI
FAISAIT PARTIE DE LA NATION GENOISE
MORT A VALLADOLID (ESPAGNE) LE 20 MAI 1506.

CORNILLE_HAVARD FONDEUR A VILLEDIEU

Annotation

In 1983, the Corsican historian Lucien Saladini states that Columbus was born in Calvi, Corsica, which at that time belonged to Genoa. Thus he called himself "genoese". In 1992, two memorials for Columbus were unveiled in Calvi: this plaque, claiming Columbus was born somewhere in the pile of stones just behind it, and on another spot in town a bust of Columbus.

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