Plaque à la maison natale de Christophe Colomb
Plaque at Columbus birth house
Plaque with the coats-of-arms of the town of Calvi and of Columbus, and text.
DANS CE LIEU EST NE EN 1436
CORNILLE_HAVARD FONDEUR A VILLEDIEU
IMMORTALISE PAR LA DECOUVERTE
DU NOUVEAU MONDE ALORS QUE CALVI
FAISAIT PARTIE DE LA NATION GENOISE
MORT A VALLADOLID (ESPAGNE) LE 20 MAI 1506.
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.
Sources & Information
- Plaque mentioned on: Samuel Jay Keyser, The Mediterranean in Ruins
- Photos: Ingrid Jutte, 28 September 2003. On the photo her son Floris (my great-nephew!) and his father.
- Lucien Saladini, Les origines de Christophe Colomb. Borgo (Corse): Fédération d'Associations et Groupements pour les Etudes Corses, 1983.
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Item Code: frco002;
Added: 7 October 2003
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