Was Columbus A Bad Person?


Was Columbus A Bad Person?

The way Columbus made the great discovery of the new continents (Americas) by mistake, the way he was a daring and clever guy, he was also a very bad person at the same time.

Don’t get me wrong.

Short & Quick Answer:

  • He captured innocent native people of the new continents to sell in Europe’s slave market.
  • Thousands of natives committed collective suicide due to his persecutions.
  • He enslaved women and little girls of 8 to 10 years for sexual slavery.
  • Once Columbus cut off a native persons’ nose and ear for just stealing some corn and sugar. Later, the man was departed to Europe for slavery.
  • He ordered enslaved natives to collect gold and pearls for him; otherwise, accept death.
  • Journey through the Atlantic, he ordered his crewmen to throw some native people (captured for slavery) in the ocean.
  • Once Columbus gifted a native woman to one of his close friends for rape.

This is not my saying without any reason but historical evidence proves this fact very clearly.

Read these five points below, you will automatically understand why Christopher Columbus was a bad person.

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5 Facts, Which Clearly Proves Columbus Was A Bad Person

He Captured Native Women And Little Girls For Sexual Slavery

Columbus gifted a beautiful native Caribbean woman to one of his close friends Michele de Cuneo for raping.

When the woman started insisting against his sexual attack, he very hardly attacked her with a rope.

Michele de Cuneo admitted this incident in one of his writings.

Even, on the journey back to Spain, Columbus carried more than 1000 women for sexual slavery.

Most of them were 9 to 10 years old little girls.

Just imagine yourself, if a person didn’t even have sympathy for little kids, how could he be a good person.

No matter, what he discovered; but we must agree that Columbus was a bad person.


Natives Had To Commit Suicide Because of Columbus’s Tyranny

He started a new process of tyranny via capturing (kidnapping) the natives, make them slaves, and sending them to Europe for selling.

Will you believe in me if I say, the people who he captured for slavery first warmly welcomed him?

Yes, it is shocking but quite true.

First, they thought him a good person; however, soon their trust dissolved.

Due to the lack of its natives’ good war tactics and use of primitive weapons, Columbus and his crew members easily defeated and ruled them as they wished.

An estimate shows that from the year 1494 to 1496 more than one lakh people died due to the tortures and executions done in Columbus’s leadership.

Around 50,000 of those one lakh, native people preferred committing collective suicide rather than being slaves of the Italian-Spanish persecutor.

Was Columbus A Bad Person
Was Christopher Columbus A Bad Person?

He Crudely Punished A Native Man For Stealing

As per history, once Columbus very brutally punished a native man for the guilt of stealing some corns.

He ordered to cut his ears and nose; after that, he sold the man for slavery in Europe.

Isn’t it terrible?


He Gave Option To The Natives – Do or Die

Columbus ordered each and every native (Enslaved by him), who was above fourteen years old to collect gold and pearls for him.

To induce the feeling of slavery in their minds, he put Copper and Brass token on their necks.

If someone disagreed with him, or he found any of them without the token, he punished them very hard.

Killing and limb amputation was normal.


Columbus Ordered His Men To Throw Some Natives On The Ocean

While arriving back to Spain from the new world, he imprisoned and took many thousands of natives on his ship.

But on the way around 200 prisoners died.

This is still in controversy, whether those people died or Columbus ordered his men to throw them into the Atlantic Ocean.



It is true that Columbus was a great explorer and navigator, but at the same time, we also can’t deny that he was a pirate and a bloodthirsty ruthless murderer, who is responsible for the deaths of lakhs of innocent people.

In America, we see people don’t talk much about it. But we believe, it should be.

What is your opinion?



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