miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

PEOPLE IN HISTORY

A CONTINUACIÓN UN BREVE RESUMEN DE LOS PROTAGONISTAS DE NUESTRO PROYECTO (SE TRABAJARÁ EN CLASE):

PEOPLE IN HISTORY

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
                He was born in 1551in Genoa, Italy and he died in 1506 in Valladolid. He was an explorer and navigator. He participated in expeditions to Africa. He studied about the sea and how to navigate. Colon lived in Lisbon and he decided to travel to Asia following a different route. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain financed his journey. He discovered the “New World” in 1492.

CATHOLIC KING AND QUEEN OF SPAIN
Queen Isabella was born in 1451 and she died in 1504.
King Ferdinand was born in 1452 and he died in 1516.
They got married in 1469 and they had five children. They gave money to Columbus to finance his journey. They ruled in Spain and they expelled the Muslims.

PINZÓN
Martin Alonso Pinzón was born in 1441 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and he died in 1493. He was a navigator and explorer. He captained the Pinta during Columbus’ first journey to the “New World” in 1492.
Vicente YañezPinzón was born in 1463 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and he died in 1523. He was a navigator. He captained the Niña during Columbus’ first journey to the “New World” in 1492.

RODRIGO DE TRIANA
He was born in 1469 in Seville and he died in 1535 in Africa. He was a sailor. He was in the Santa Maria during Columbus’ first journey to the “New World” in 1492. He was in the crow’s nest when he saw the “New World”.
HERNÁN CORTÉS
He was born in 1485 and he died in Spain in 1547. He was a Spanish conqueror and explorer who defeated the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain.
FRANCISCO PIZARRO
He was born in 1476 in Spain. He was an explorer and conqueror. He helped Balboa to discover the Pacific Ocean. In 1532, Pizarro and his brothers conquered Peru and he founded Lima as new Capital. He was assassinated in Lima

PIRATES

FRANCIS DRAKE
He was born around 1540 in England and he died in 1596. He was involved in piracy and illicit slave trading. He was a pirate. He was the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America. He was knighted by Queen Elisabeth I and he saw action in the English defeat of the Spanish Armada.

BARTOLOMEU ROBERTS
John Roberts was born in 1682 in Wales and he died in 1722. He was a sailor but he was kidnapped by a pirate. He became a pirate and the captain of the ship. He was the only pirate who didn’t drink alcohol, he drank tea.

MARY READ
She was born in London in 1697. She was a soldier and a pirate. She worked with Anne Bonny and Calicó Jack. She dressed as a boy and a young man.

ANNE BONNY
She was born around 1700 in Ireland. She fell in love with Calicó Jack and they stole a ship.She became an Irish pirate. Anna dressed as a young man and she behave as a man.

CALICO JACK
                He was born around 1680 and he died in 1720. He was an English pirate. He was famous by his clothes, his great feasts (hazañas) and his passions: rum and women. He was captured and hanged in 1720.

EDWARD TEACH (BLACKBEARD)

                He was born around 1680 in Bristol and he was killed in 1718 by English sailors and soldiers. He was a feared pirate. He was recognized by his big, black beard and his clothes. He sailed around the Caribbean and the American coast.

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