Amerigo Vespucci's Voyage

By: Demir Veziroglu

Amerigo Vespucci's Voyage to the new world

Historians don't know when he started his voyage or how many voyages he did. Vespucci was born in March 9, 1454, His family was rich and he got educated from his uncle. His hobbies were collecting books and copying maps. He really wanted to travel around the world to see every single country, continent and state. When he was an adult he became a businessman and wanted enough money to become an explorer. When Vespucci started his voyage to the new world Spain showed him a shorter route to Asia. He went to the Amazon River, and Brazil which is part of South America, The Gulf of Mexico. Vespucci was the first explorer to find out that Asia wasn't part of North or South America. In 1508, Spain made Vespucci the most skilled navigator ever. In 1512, Amerigo Vespucci died because he had a disease called malaria, but It was an honor for Vespucci to be the most skilled navigator ever.

Fun Facts about Vespucci

  • A year before Vespucci died a man named Martin Waldseemuller read all about Vespucci and made a book called America.
  • Vespucci was honored for naming the northern and southern continents.
  • He sailed 400 miles to the tip of South America, and did it for Portugal.
  • Martin Waldseemuller wanted to change the name of the book America but it was too late he couldn't.
  • For the voyages of Spain he traveled around the West Indies.
  • Vespucci's voyages from Portugal were longer than Spain's voyages.