This is a short biography of the famous Genoese admiral, Christopher Columbus. The highlight, of course, is in the words of the author of fantastic tales that are equally famous, Jules Verne. He is the author, among many others, of "Around the World in 80 Days" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Christopher Columbus is a personality that borders on legend. His courage and daring give it the trace of an unusual man, the extraordinary accompanying his deeds, and the wonderful adventure featuring its path through the uncharted Atlantic. These traits feed the imagination and determine the fascination exercised his figure in so many, including Jules Verne. Portraying what he, the author considers, along with many others, one of the greatest acts of courage in history, the big jump to navigation largely unknown, Jules Verne notes that the admiral realized the difficulty of the trip, saying: "I saw many other storms, but never so long and so violent. many of my considered fearless sailors lost their nerve ... ". As duly noted by the admiral, "on terror, we equate". Most of us, at least, because the success of Columbus and the fertile imagination of Jules Verne gave us many stories of courage and bravery.