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The historian spent 27 years sifting through hundreds of thousands of documents and now believes that he has proof that Christopher Columbus was descended from Scottish nobility.
In a new book, Alfonso Enseñat de Villalonga, 88, claims to have found evidence that the man who discovered America was part of the Douglas clan and was born in 1446, five years earlier than previously thought. The clan is made up of a family of nobles from Lanarkshire.
Historically there has been a biographical vacuum around the figure of the sailor who has encouraged the emergence of all kinds of beliefs about his origins. "My intention", says Villalonga, "is not only to explain the genealogy, but also tell why there has been such a tremendous documentary vacuum."
Christopher Columbus was born and raised in a Genoese albergo. Thesis provided shelter for their own banking, own fleet and for the custom of its inhabitants to adopt the same name, which is why it has been almost impossible to know early details of Columbus.
Most of the pictures and statues of Columbus portray a sailor with bob brown hair. "Historians contemporaries of Christopher Columbus said he had blue eyes, blonde or red hair, redder than matiza-blonde, and had freckled skin. That coincides with a completely different race, curiously with Scottish race."
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