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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer.it has been believed for a very long period of time that he discovered America.some evidence has been collected and shows that there were other earlier visitors who had gone to America many years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.these people were; some are still believed to be theories.
Sixth Century — Irish Monks: This "theory" is actually more of a legend. A sixth-century Irish monk named Saint Brendan supposedly sailed to North America on a currach — a wood-framed boat covered with animal skin
10th Century — The Vikings:Around the year 1000 A.D., the Viking explorer Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red, sailed to a place he called "Vinland," in what is now the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
15th Century — The Chinese: This theory is espoused by a small group of scholars and amateur historians led by Gavin Menzies, a retired British Naval officer. It asserts that a Muslim-Chinese eunuch-mariner from the Ming Dynasty discovered America — 71 years before Columbus.
these are the people belived to have vissited america before Christopher ColumbusPlease let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
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