AMeRIgO VESpUCci

By ALExIa DOuMErC

InFO

Explorer

BoRn: March 9,1454 Forence Italy

DIeD: Febuary 22,1512Seville Spain

NaTIoNaLItY: Italian

SPoUSe: Maria Cerezo(m.?-1512)

SIbLINgS: Bernardo Vespucci,Agnoletta Vespucci,

Gerolamo Vespucci

PArENtS: Lisabetta Mini Vespucci,Nastagio Vespucci

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BEfOrE EXpLORaTIOn

In the year Vespucci embarker on his first voyage of exploration he held a string of other jobs when Vespucciwas 24 years old his father pressured him to go in business. Vespucci obliged at first he undertook a variety of business edeavors in forene. Later he moved on to a banking business in Serville,Spain where he formed a partnership with another man from Florenee named Giantfo Berardi. According to some accounts from 1483 to 1492. Vespucci worked for the Medici family. During that time he is said to have learned that explorers were looking for a northwest passage through the indies. In the late 1490s Vespucci became affillated with merchants who supplied Christopher Columbus on his later voyage in 1496 after Columbia returned from his voyage to America. Vespucci had the opportunity to meet him in Seville,Spain. The conversation Vespucci interest in seeing the world with his own eyes. By the late 1400s.