Amerigo Vespucci

Jake Hill

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Background Information

Amerigo was born in Florence, on the 9th of March 1451. He died in Seville, the 22nd of February 1512. He was a mapmaker and studied physics, geometry, astronomy, and cosmography. He came from a rich, cultured family and was taught by his uncle Giorgio Antonie.
Amerigo Vespucci

Impact

Discoveries

He may have discovered Venezuela, a year earlier than Christopher Columbus. Even if he didn't, he was the first to proclaim that it was not India or Asia but a whole new world. He is also known to have discovered the Amazon River, and he even met and got along with some of the indigenous tribes, even if some were also warlike.
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Historical Impact

Amerigo changed the world when he realized that there was much more to the world than we thought there was. He helped give the world more knowledge of the new land he discovered, and made further trips to gain even more information of the Americas. Lastly, he inspired many other people to go and discover even more.