Dennis Duncan

The forerunner of Google

He amassed the greatest library of his age, and became a pioneer of information technology and creator of the first search engine

On 9 May 1502, a young Spaniard joined the fleet setting sail for the newly discovered Americas. The boy, Hernando, was 13 and his father was Christopher Columbus, ‘Admiral of the Ocean Sea’. Although Columbus père had already crossed the Atlantic three times, this would nevertheless be a journey of almost unimaginable privation.

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