After a long and repeatedly unsuccessful campaign for funding,
Christopher Columbus eventually gains a promise of financial
support from Ferdinand of Spain, enabling him to undertake a voyage
across the Atlantic to 'Asia'.
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Editors. "Columbus' voyage of discovery financed by Ferdinand of Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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