Christopher Columbus died in
Valladolid, Spain, on May 20, 1506. He was 54. According to his son Fernando, the cause of
death was "gout." But in those days, gout was a catchall diagnosis
for anything that caused joint pain. Recent research indicates that the most
likely cause of death was Reiter's Syndrome, a rare tropical disease.
Today’s Deathless Verse:
idea that America was found by Columbus
you’d say that the Indians that were spread out acrost it
Had lost it.
Read about Columbus's death