Amerigo Vespucci

Explorer Project

Amerigo Vespucci

This guy was the person that discovered America. Not Columbus. Vespucci.

Links to my research

www.history.com/topics/exploration/amerigo-vespucci
www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Amerigo_Vespucci.aspx

Amerigo vespucci's sponsors

Why did these explorers risk their lives?

Christopher Columbus

Columbus risked his life to prove his theory that Europeans could reach China by sailing west.

Ferdinand Magellan

This guy was in search of fame in fortune and left Spain in 1519.
Mini Bio: Amerigo Vespucci

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I chose Amerigo Vespucci for my explorer because I thought he had a funny name and easy to do research on. I kinda found out that despite his name, I thought he was the one that founded America, not Columbus. Vespucci was Italian and founded the Amazon River. Despite his name, a German cartographer created a new map, and the first continent was South America, or AKA America.