Christopher Columbus, the son of a Polish Royal? After 22 years of research, Manuel Rosa believes so. In his upcoming Columbus Day lecture at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, “The Secret Identity of Columbus: Peasant to Viceroy in 33 Days,” Rosa sets out to prove that conventional understanding of Columbus’s history is misleading at best.
What the schoolbooks had taught was an impossible tale. Miltiades Varvounis, distinguished Greek-Polish historian, researcher and critically acclaimed author declared, “KOLUMB. Historia Nieznana is a magnum opus … and maybe the time has come for the discoverer’s life to be finally rewritten. - Source Lithuanian Heritage Magazine, (January/February 2913)
Mr. Rosa's 22-year investigation unearthed unknown facts regarding historical documents discovered in various countries, the information that the supposedly Italian Christopher Columbus did not even use Italian in his correspondence, and the sheer impossibility of the idea that a peasant Columbus was able to marry into the socially-superior nobility in Portugal plus have direct access to several monarchs in order to carry out his quest. In short, academics now are forced to acknowledge that Christopher Columbus was no simple wool-weaver's son from Genoa.
According to Mr. Rosa, Columbus was in actuality the son of a Portuguese noblewoman, and the mysterious Henrique Alemao, a false name utilized by none other than Wladyslaw III, the former king of Poland who disappeared at the Battle of Varna in 1444 and went to live incognito on the Portuguese Island of Madeira.
Mr. Rosa will deliver his lecture on Columbus Day, October 14th, 2013 at 5:00pm at the Kosciuszko Foundation: 15 E. 65th St. New York, NY 10065.
The event is an extension of the Kosciuszko Foundation's partnership with Early Music Foundation's New York Early Music Celebration 2013: Pro Musica Polonica.
Entrance is Free and Open to the Public.
About Manuel Rosa:
Manuel Rosa is a Portuguese-American historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973 with his parents. In his early professional life he was employed as a graphic artist working on books and national magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Boston Magazine and currently works at Duke University.He is also a recipient of the 1976 Boston Globe’s Art Merit Award and the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award.
For the last 22 years, Mr. Rosa has investigated and searched out the facts concerning the Christopher Columbus's discovery of America utilizing a non-biased scientific approach that has taken him to Portugal, Spain, Dominican Republic, Poland and many places in-between in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The new information he garnered about Christopher Columbus resulted in the publishing of his first book in 2006, O Mistério Colombo Revelado in Portugal, followed by Colón. La Historia nunca contada published in Spain. In May 2012, Kolumb. Historia Nieznana became a bestseller in Poland and in February 2014 Kolumbas. Atskleistoji istorija will be published in Lithuania.
"Another nutty conspiracy theory! That’s what I first supposed. I now believe that Christopher Columbus is guilty of a huge fraud carried out over two decades." - James T. McDonough, Jr., Ph.D. Professor for 31 years at St. Joseph’s University.
More event information:
Manuel Rosa’s website: http://www.1492.us.com/
For additional information, please contact
Association Cristovao Colon
The Kosciuszko Foundation