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Christoffa Corombo (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo; 1450 or 1451 – 20 May 1506), better known by the name Christopher Columbus, was an Italian-born navigator, colonizer and explorer who worked with the nation of Spain. His voyages led to European awareness of the American continents, even though his original intention was to find a route to India by going west.
In 1491, Christopher Columbus was contacted by Rodrigo Borgia, Grand Master of the Templar Order, who had heard of his plans to sail west and wanted to arrange a meeting with him. He offered to fund the exploration, as Columbus himself could not collect enough money. Columbus' friend, Luis de Santángel, warned him that the meeting was a trap, but Columbus refused to listen. Luis then contacted Antonio de Magianis, who advised him to hire the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze to oversee the meeting as a precaution.
The meeting was indeed a setup, but Ezio arrived just in time to save Columbus from the Borgia guards. Once they reached safety, he and Luis asked Ezio to help them by acquiring an atlas with a Piri Reis map needed for Columbus' journey. Ezio agreed to help them, and succesfully returned the atlas to them.
The following year, Colombus attempted to gain funding for his expedition from Queen Isabella I of Castile, but she refused to finance the journey, as her funds were still scarce after the war with Muhammad XII of Granada. The King of France offered to give Columbus the necessary funds, and the explorer set out to meet him. However, it turned out to be another Templar plot, and Ezio arrived just in time to protect him.