When Christoper Columbus returned to Spain, he was jailed for mistreating the native population of Hispaniola.
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The king jailed him and a few of his men for six weeks for subjecting the Hispaniola people to brutal acts of torture.
After this, King Ferdinand ordered their release.
It is a myth that Columbus died pennilessly. Soon after his release, the king gave back all his freedom and wealth.
The crown even agreed to fund his fourth voyage.
Check out some of the worst atrocities that Columbus committed!