Why Isabella of Castile changes her mind and finances the trip of Christopher Columbus?

why Isabella of Castile changes her mind and finances the trip of Christopher Columbus?

Portugal is crushed by the Spanish kingdom of Castile and Aragon. He can only expand by sea and Columbus tries to take advantage of the situation by selling his plans to the king of Portugal who refuses.

Christopher Columbus then did not give up and tried to convince the competition, the sovereigns of Spain. He tries for 8 long years without succeeding until the news arrives in Spain that a Portuguese navigator, Bartolomeo Diaz, has managed to reach the Cape of Good Hope, proving that a sea route to the Indies is possible. The Spanish kings retrace their steps and are convinced to finance the expedition of the Genoese sailor

Isabella la cattolica, ritratto di Juan de Flandes ( 1500 - 1504 ) Isabella la cattolica, ritratto di Juan de Flandes ( 1500 - 1504 )

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