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  • Did you know that two of the three names of Columbus' ships, are fake?
  • Did you know that a source with the name of "Fontanillas" is also documented in Pals?
  • Did you know that a brother of Columbus was the 29th President of the Catalan governement?
  • Did you know that only members of the royal family could hold the post of viceroy?
  • Did you know that Columbus defended the rights of Indians?
  • Did you know that "Espaniola" is a catalan word mining "Little Spain"?
  • Did you know that the original books writen by Ramon Pané in America, are missing?
  • Did you know that the shipyards were rebuilt in the XVI century thanks to the great economic power?
  • Did you know that the Capitulations of Santa Fe are registered in the catalan chancery archive?
  • Did you know that Columbus's parents were buried in the old convent of Santa Caterina?
  • Did you know that Columbus sailed from Barcelona on his second voyage a September 2, 1493?
  • Did you know that Columbus's wife, Felipa Monis, has never existed?
  • Did you know that Lluís de Santàngel lived in a house owned by Guillem Colom?
  • Did you know that Columbus grandfather was the founder of the first public bank in Europe?
  • Did you know that Admiral Columbus and Captain Pedro Margarit were familiar?
  • Did you know that the will of Columbus, is one of the counterfeit documents from the admiral?
  • Did you know that according to chroniclers, after being received in Barcelona, Columbus went to his house?
  • Did you know that according to Ferdinand Columbus, the letter announcing the discovery was written in Catalan?
  • Did you know that Columbus served under the orders of various Counts of Barcelona?



     

 
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