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 h English (en)The standard biography of Columbus has many implausabilities, starting with the rags-to-riches, wool carder-to admiral story. Columbus was supposed to have been so embarrassed by his humble origins that he never mentioned them. Yet, he married into one of the most prestigious noble families in Portugal when marriage across class lines was not allowed. He mixed easily with the elites of his day—dukes, ecclesiastics, nobles and kings. Even though he was a foreigner, he was incorporated into the Spanish nobility; he demanded and received the extraordinary offices of admiral and viceroy.
 h Spanish (es)La biografía estándar de Colón tiene muchas imposibilidades, comenzando con la historia de la pobreza a la riqueza, del cardador de lana al almirante. Se suponía que Colón estaba tan avergonzado por sus orígenes humildes que nunca los mencionó. Sin embargo, se casó con una de las familias nobles más prestigiosas de Portugal cuando no se permitió el matrimonio entre clases sociales. Se mezcló fácilmente con las élites de su época: duques, eclesiásticos, nobles y reyes. Aunque era extranjero, se incorporó a la nobleza española; reclamó y recibió los cargos extraordinarios de almirante y virrey.