Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Sept. 30, 2015 - Historian Manuel Rosa will discuss the true origin and heritage of Christopher Columbus at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Rosa's lecture, sponsored by the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac, will present new evidence that shows Columbus was not Italian, but Polish royalty. In 1991, Rosa began a scientific investigation of the life of Columbus taking him to countries, including Portugal, Spain, Poland and the Dominican Republic. He was the only Portuguese historian involved with DNA studies of Columbus' bones at the University of Granada in Spain.
"We are very excited to host Mr. Rosa at Quinnipiac," said Christopher Ball, director of the Central European Institute. "His lecture on the true origins of Christopher Columbus looks fascinating indeed and typifies the kind of critical thinking and constant questioning we encourage here."
Rosa's first book, "The Columbus Mystery Revealed," was published in 2006. His latest book, "KOLUMB. Historia nieznana" (COLUMBUS. The Untold Story), was published in 2012 and was a bestseller in Poland.
Alexander Storozynski, distinguished scholar and Polish chair of the Central European Institute, said, "Thanks to much historical digging, Manuel Rosa offers a fascinating look at the roots of Columbus. His work has gained international attention. While the book has been published in several countries, it deserves to be picked up by a major American publishing house a well."
Rosa is the recipient of the 1976 Boston Globe's Art Merit Award and the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award. He currently works at Duke University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Christopher Columbus was
Christopher Columbus’ origins have long been shrouded in mystery – was he Italian? Spanish? Greek? None of the above:
In fact, his father was a Polish king, argues Columbus expert Manuel Rosa.
Rosa holds that the adventurer’s father was King Vladislav III, who was not killed at the 1444 Battle of Varna, as thought.
Instead, old Portuguese documents support Rosa’s theory that King Vladislav went into secret exile, married a Portuguese noblewoman, and had a son who, argues Rosa, went on to become known as Columbus.
Columbus lied about his own identity to protect his father’s real identity.
Lecture Free to the Public
DON’t MISS It!
After 24 years of research and with five academic books published, Manuel Rosa sets out the case that conventional
understanding of Columbus’ history is not only misleading but utilizes false documents in support of an invented
Fairy Tale about a genoese wool-weaver.
THE POLISH AMERICAN BUSINESS CLUB,
THE POLISH INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
cordially invite to a book signing and a lecture by Manuel Rosa titled:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS
POLISH, NOT ITALIAN!
WHEN: OCTOBER 9, 2015 @ 6:30pm
WHERE: NOWY DZIENNIK (Polish Daily News)
70 Outwater Lane, STE 401, Garfield, NJ 07026
: Just in time for 2015 Columbus Day in America...
Mr. Rosa’s 24-year investigation unearthed unknown facts regarding historical documents discovered in various countries, the information that the supposedly Italian Columbus did not even use Italian in his letters, not even to his brothers. Add to this the sheer impossibility of a peasant Columbus being able to marry into the socially-superior nobility in Portugal plus have direct access to several monarchs in order to carry out his quest and it becomes apparent how the history we learned was not accurate. In short, academics now are forced to acknowledge that the Discoverer of America was no simple wool-weaver’s son from Genoa.
According to Mr. Rosa’s research, Columbus was in fact the son of a Portuguese noblewoman, and the mysterious Henrique
Alemao, a false Portuguese name utilized by none other than Wladyslaw III, former King of Poland who lived incognito on the Portuguese Island of Madeira.
“Another nutty that Christopher Columbus is guilty of a huge fraud carried out over two decades.” - James T. McDonough, Jr., Ph.D. Professor for 31 years at St. Joseph’s University.
“Mr. Rosa’s tenacity as an investigative historian results in an undeniable case for Columbus being a highly skilled, international spy whose real identity and mission is, only now, coming to light," said Thom McNamara, production executive, who is adapting the script for Chelsea Multi-Media. "We believe this will be a blockbuster, thriller film that will reveal the surprisingly sophisticated world of fifteenth century, geopolitical espionage."
ABOUT MANUEL ROSA:
Manuel Rosa is a Portuguese-American historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973 with his parents. In his early professional life he was employed as a graphic artist working on books and national magazines including Atlantic Monthly and Boston Magazine and currently works at Duke University. He is also a recipient of the 1976 Boston Globe’s Art Merit Award and the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award.
For the last 24 years, Mr. Rosa has investigated and searched out the facts concerning the Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America utilizing a non-biased scientific approach that has taken him to Portugal, Spain, Dominican Republic, Poland and many places in-between in a relentless pursuit of the truth. e new information he garnered about Christopher Columbus resulted in the publishing of his first book in 2006, O Mistério Colombo Revelado in Portugal, followed by Colón. La Historia nunca contada published in Spain.
In May 2012, Kolumb. Historia Nieznana became a bestseller in Poland and in February 2014 “Kolumbas. Atskleistoji istorija” was published in Lithuania.
LECTURE SPONSORED BY:
New Evidence that
to be presented this October!
The Central European Institute invites
you to a fascinating lecture on the true
origin and heritage of Christopher
Columbus by Manuel Rosa:
"New evidence shows Columbus was not Italian but Polish royalty"
Come learn something the textbooks never mentioned!
Two Lectures this October 8th in Connecticut
12:00 p.m. at
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Carl Hansen Student Center: Room 225
6:00 p.m. at
Polish National Home:
60 Charter Oak Avenue,
Pulaski Plaza, Hartford, CT 06106
Lectures Free to the Public.