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Was Christopher Columbus a secret agent?

Was Christopher Columbus a secret agent?

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS was a Portuguese secret agent, whose voyage to America was an elaborate trick played on the Spanish to further Portugal’s commercial interests, according to controversial new research. The explorer was never heard to speak or write in Italian, only in Portuguese and Spanish.

How did Columbus try to intimidate the chief?

Christopher Columbus, in an effort to induce the natives of Jamaica to continue provisioning him and his hungry men, successfully intimidated the natives by correctly predicting a total lunar eclipse for 1 March 1504 (visible on the evening of 29 February in the Americas).

Did Christopher Columbus trick the Native Americans?

In 1504 while Christopher Columbus was stranded in Jamaica, he used his foreknowledge of a lunar eclipse to fool the natives into provisioning his men.

When did the modern occultism of magic develop?

Within modern occultism, which developed in nineteenth-century Europe, there are many self-described magicians and people who practice ritual activities that they call magic.

When did Christopher Columbus discover the New World?

Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) Christopher Columbus © Known as ‘the man who discovered America’, Columbus was in fact trying to find a westward sea passage to the Orient when he landed in the New World in 1492.

Who was Christopher Columbus and what did he do?

Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) Christopher Columbus©Known as ‘the man who discovered America’, Columbus was in fact trying to find a westward sea passage to the Orient when he landed in the New World in 1492.

Who was the first person to use the term magic?

An alternative approach, associated with the sociologist Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) and his uncle Émile Durkheim (1858-1917), employs the term to describe private rites and ceremonies and contrasts it with religion, which it defines as a communal and organised activity. By the 1990s many scholars were rejecting the term’s utility for scholarship.