PRLog - Feb. 17, 2014 - VILNIUS, Lithuania -- The Vilnius Book Fair will host Portuguese-American historian Manuel Rosa, who is presenting KOLUMBAS. Atskleistoji istorija, (COLUMBUS. The Untold Story), on February 22, 2014. The new book contains 500 year-old primary source documents on the secretive origins of Columbus. Building upon four previous books, including O Mistério Colombo Revelado (Portugal, 2006) – best-seller in Portugal, and KOLUMB: Historia Nieznana (Poland, 2012) – best-seller in Poland, KOLUMBAS. Atskleistoji istorija derives from 23 years of investigative research. The new findings have convinced academics and laypeople alike that the conventional “rags-to-riches”
KOLUMBAS. ATSKLEISTOJI ISTORIJA debunks 500-year-old tales of Columbus identity
Columbus’s father was King Wladyslaw III Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, who lived secretly exiled on Madeira Island, Portugal, where Columbus also lived. Contrary to the accepted narrative, there is no proof that Wladyslaw III died in Varna. The only certain thing is that Wladyslaw III disappeared during the battle against Sultan Murad II’s Ottoman army, November 10, 1444. Wladyslaw III survived Varna and lived in Portugal under the assumed identity of Henrique Alemão (Henry the German). Provocative hypothesis, yet negative results from DNA tests of 477 Colombo families in Genoa, Italy confirm Rosa's theory. The word “ginovés”
As the son of a king, Columbus and his brothers enjoyed easy access to four European royal courts. Columbus' son Diego was a Royal Page in Spain and Columbus’ brother Bartholomew was living at the court of France, all of this prior to that famous 1492 voyage. The King of Portugal personally blessed Columbus’ marriage to noblewoman Filipa Moniz in 1479, 14 years before Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain made the discoverer Captain of their three-ship fleet. The only name he used in Spain was Cristóbal Colón, as in the English colon, and semi-colon, derived from the Greek κωλον (kólon) meaning “member.” Columbus' mother was a Portuguese noblewoman descendant from the Italian Colonna family of Pope Martin V. However, Barcelona publisher, Pedro Posa, while printing Columbus’s First Letter on the discovery of the New World mistakenly changed the name Colón to Colom, (Colom is Catalan for "pigeon" and Columbus is also pigeon in Latin.) The name alteration began in April 1493, as a typo, or intentional fraud by Pedro Posa. Along with the astounding news of the Discovery of America, the wrong name Colom/Colombo/
Many well-known academics have voiced support for Rosa’s research, including Prof. Verissimo Serrão, former Dean of the University of Lisbon and author of the book’s Preface. Miltiades Varvounis, Greek-Polish historian, wrote, “Rosa’s book is a magnum opus. Rosa's numerous reliable findings and solid theories would make Sherlock Holmes jealous. The History of Columbus has many mixed-up facts and personalities, and maybe the time has come for the discoverer's life to be finally rewritten." - Source Lithuanian Heritage Magazine, (January/February 2913) pg. 28.
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