Did the Chinese discover America first?
It appears to stake China’s claim to have “discovered” America first. This comes as a surprise to those of us who know for a fact that America was discovered by Prince Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd in 1170. … Unfortunately Madoc’s arrival had been forestalled by St Brendan in the seventh century.
How did America receive its name?
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent.
What Did Columbus bring back from his first voyage?
On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. … Columbus brought back small amounts of gold as well as native birds and plants to show the richness of the continent he believed to be Asia.