Amerigo Vespucci

By Kate S.

His Early Life and Childhood


Amerigo Vespucci, America’s early discoverer, was always fascinated with the thought of exploring and with the explorer who made it to the Indies, Marco Polo. Amerigo’s mother was Lisabetta Vespucci and Amerigo’s father was Nastagio Vespucci. He also had four other brothers named Bernardo, Antonio, Agnoletta, and Gerolamo. Later on he would die of Malaria.

Places Amerigo Explored

Amerigo Vespucci explored the coasts of Brazil and Argentina. History.com stated that Amerigo discovered Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon River. He sailed to the Eastern coast of South America in 1501.

Fun Facts

Did you know people called Amerigo, Americus and then Amerigo´s name got feminised to America. That was how North America and South America got their names.