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    Columbus: False Last Will of 1498 and other Frauds Exposed

    Columbus: False Last Will of 1498 and other Frauds Exposed

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    For centuries, historians have based their theory that Columbus was born in Genoa from a statement in his Last Will that reads, “being I born in Genoa…” However, this document is a forgery created some 80 years after Columbus died!

    Come learn:

    • Why was this false Last Will of 1498 created?
    • Who was responsible for the fraud?
    • How did the Spanish Tribunal react to its presentation in court?

    And discovery why historians still cling to this fraudulent piece of Columbus history.

    Manuel Rosa , author of Columbus: The Untold Story (5-Star review winner and winner of the 2017 IPA AWARD) is a Portuguese-American, investigative historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973. He currently lives in North Carolina and works at Duke University’s Cancer Institute. Manuel Rosa is regarded as the world's foremost authority on Columbus. Join us for this much-anticipated Talk to an Expert chat!