December 1, 2010

AMERICA BEING DISCOVERED NOT JUST BY THE VIKINGS BUT BY THE POLES WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT:

Was Christopher Columbus Polish? (Warsaw Business Journal, 29th November 2010)

A Portuguese historian believes he has solved the age-old mystery surrounding the nationality of Christopher Columbus.

According to Manuel Rosa, a lecturer at Duke University, North Carolina, the explorer was in fact the son of Polish King Władysław III.

It has always been thought that King Władysław III fell in battle against the forces of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Varna in 1444. According to Mr Rosa, however, the king managed to survive the battle unscathed and fled to the Portuguese island of Madeira where he lived out the rest of his life as a hermit and married a Portuguese noblewoman.

It was there that the exiled king bore a son – or so Mr Rosa's theory goes – who would later be credited with the discovery of America. In Mr Rosa's opinion, a conspiracy was in place to protect the identity of Columbus' royal father.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 1, 2010 5:26 AM
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