Amerigo Vespucci

Learn all about Amerigo Vespucci below!

Where is he from?

He was born in Florance, Italy
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What did he discover?

  • America, America is actually named after him
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Venezeula
  • Bahia


  • Discovered Venezuela a year before Christopher Columbus
  • Discovered and named Rio de Janeiro
  • Discovered America and named America after himself
  • Recruited future explorers of Spain


He was considered a man of a noble personality. He was very eager to learn and set sail.

Purpose and Outcome of Voyages

Discovered lots lands and claimed them all for Spain. He discovered America, which was named after him. He loved sailing and found life as an explorer with ease

Other Cool Facts About Him

He lived to 58 years old. He discovered America, NOT COLUMBUS!!
Mini Bio: Amerigo Vespucci