Amerigo Vespucci

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Amerigo Vespucci


Amerigo Vespucci

The Italian Explorer

Amerigo Vespucci contributed to this world by discovering the New World (North and South America). In addition, he captained one of the first journeys to the New World (Kilkenny, Niall). He was also important becuase he proved that the Americas are separate continents and not part of Asia (Kilkenny, Niall). Moreover, he also changed the world by developing and standardizing navigational techiques. Also, he educated people during the Renaissance about native people which he had captured in the Bahamas ("Amerigo Vespucci").

Impact on World

Amerigo Vespucci was best known for being one of the few people to explore the New World (North and South America) in the 13th-14th centuries. He was also best known for having the American continents named after him in 1507 (Hasall, Paul). On top of that, he was named a Pilot Major of Spain (Alcin, Linda). Furthermore, in 1499, he captured native people from the Bahamas and learned about their culture, diets, and their way of living ("Amerigo Vespucci").





Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian born explorer from Florence, Italy. He was born in 1454 and died in 1512 ("Amerigo Vespucci").

An interesting fact about Amerigo Vespucci is that he only went on voyages because he was curious about explorers and their voyages/discoveries (Knight, Kevin). Another interesting fact is his reputation came from a letter he wrote that was published under the title Mundus Novus ("Amerigo Vespucci"). In addition, America was named after Amerigo Vespucci by Waldsmuller in 1507 (Hasall, Paul).

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Amerigo Vespucci changed the world by developing and standardizing navigational techniques.

He went to the Bahamas and captured 200 native people.


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