[2015] Jayden Jackson: Amerigo Vespucci Jayden

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[2015] Jayden Jackson: Amerigo Vespucci Jayden

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Vespucci's birth and deathAmerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy on March 9, 1451. He died from malaria in Seville, Spain on February 22nd, 1512. Poor Amerigo, that must have been painful.

Fun FactsAmerigo Vespucci's boats were named the San Antiago, Repertaga, Wegiz, and the Girmand. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. In 1483 he was a steward in the house of Lorenzo de Medici. He made a trading post for brazil wood in Cape Frio, Brazil which was located right on the Tropic of Capricorn. Amerigo Vespucci's family was very wealthy.

Why did Amerigo Vespucci go exploring for AmericaAmerigo Vespucci went to explore The New World because he had heard legends about there being cities made of gold.

Who sponsered Amerigo Vespucci's expiditionsAmerigo Vespucci was invited by king Manuel I of Portugal to explore the east coast of South America, which king Manuel I sponsored.

What did Amerigo Vespucci actually discoverAlthough Amerigo went looking for gold cities, he discovered something quite interesting. "What did he discover?" you might ask. He discovered that what Christopher Columbus found was not part of Asia, but somewhere European contries had never seen or been before.

Why was Amerigo Vespucci's discovery importantAmerigo Vespucci's discovery was very important because if he had never found out that The New World was not part of Asia, we could currently be in "Asia". But since he discovered that, *gasp*, this was in fact not part of Asia, we got our own big country and government. I'm quite glad Amerigo Vespucci made his discovery, aren't you?

May 10, 1497Amerigo Vespucci embarks on his first voyage to the New World.

May 1499Amerigo Vespucci embarks on his second voyage to the New World.

1483Amerigo Vespucci goes to Spain to work for the Medici family.

1500Amerigo Vespucci goes on a third voyage to Guyanna.

February 22, 1512Amerigo dies of malaria in Seville, Spain. O O _____ /_____\

Amerigo Vespucci's familyMother - Lisabetta Mini VespucciFather - Nastagio VespucciSiblings - Antonio Vespucci, Gerolamo Vespucci, Bernardo Vespucci, Agnoletta Vespucci


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