America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who first recognized that the lands in the New World were previously unknown continents. ... Jessie Szalay, Live Science Contributor.
Live Science. Culture. Who Discovered America? By Robert Roy Britt ... By 1502, the Florentine merchant and explorer Amerigo Vespucci had figured out that Columbus was wrong, and word of a New ...
Lettera di Amerigo Vespucci delle isole nuovamente trovate in quattro suoi viaggi (Letter of Amerigo Vespucci concerning the isles newly discovered on his four voyages), known as Lettera al Soderini or just Lettera, was a letter in Italian addressed to Piero Soderini, published in 1504 or 1505. It was a purported account of four voyages to the ...
Amerigo Vespucci: Amerigo Vespucci, merchant and explorer-navigator who took part in early voyages to the New World (1499–1500, 1501–02) and occupied the influential post of piloto mayor (‘master navigator’) in Sevilla (1508–12). The name for the Americas is derived from his given name.
In 1499, King Manuel of Portugal invited Amerigo Vespucci to sail to the Americas as an observer. He went on at least two trips (1499-1500 and 1501-1502) and maybe four (1497 and 1503-4).
Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian-born merchant and explorer who took part in early voyages to the New World on behalf of Spain around the late 15th century. By that time, the Vikings had ...
Amerigo Vespucci Timeline Timeline Description: Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer. America was named after him because he was the first person to say that the new world wasn't the West Indies, but a new country. This is a timeline of his life.
Today is the birthday of Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), an Italian navigator who explored the newly-discovered Americas, got his name attached to them, and arguably deserves his own holiday more than that other Italian navigator you might be thinking of. Columbus Day has become highly controversial in recent years among the Native American community and others,…
Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy on March 9th, 1454. He was born to Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini, friends of the Medici family who ruled Italy at the time. When in his early 20s Amerigo was sent on a diplomatic mission to Paris, and later had a banking business in Seville, Spain. He also later became a citizen of Spain (in 1505).
Amerigo Vespucci's Letter from Seville (18 July 1500), written to his patron Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, describes experiences on Alonso de Ojeda's May 1499 voyage. Vespucci's findings during the Age of Discovery led Europeans to believe that North and South America were not connected to Asia, which was a common belief at the time and was even held by Vespucci himself.