Christopher Columbus. The great navigator suffered from gout or rheumatoid polyarthritis

Christopher Columbus. The great navigator suffered from gout or rheumatoid polyarthritis

I daily writings and left behind by Christopher Columbus They are for us a valuable source of historical information in general about his age, but also on the same browser (you see https://www.pilloledistoria.it/6439/notizie/non-e-la-santa-maria-di-cristoforo-colombo).

From them we learn that Columbus suffered from a pathology, although it is not yet entirely clear what it was.

The discoverer of America cites signs of “complete exhaustion” it attaches to gotta, a disease at that time very common, but scholars are more likely to believe that it was a rheumatoid arthritis, cause, your back, of a endocarditis.

From here, probably, the continuous “sfinimenti” that relates the Genoese (Photo gives: taccuinistorici.it)