Dr. Manuel Rosa, renowned for his research on Christopher Columbus, recently presented a groundbreaking theory at the Polish consulate in New York. Rosa challenges the conventional belief that Columbus was Italian, suggesting instead that he may have been Polish. According to Rosa, Columbus was born on Madeira Island to Polish King Wladyslaw III, under the alias Henrique Alemao.
Rosa’s thirty-year study, outlined in his doctoral thesis “Cristoforo Colombo versus Cristóbal Colón,” argues that Columbus’s true lineage lies within the Polish Colonna family. Supporting evidence includes symbols on Columbus’s coat of arms resembling Polish royal emblems.
Consul Stanisław Starnawski believes Rosa’s research could ignite interest in Polish history among young Americans.