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Amerigo Vespucci

A. Florence, Italy.

C.he discovered present-day Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata.

D.Vespucci was the first person to recognize North and South America as distinct continents that were previously unknown to Europeans, Asians and Africans.

E. He was considered as a man of noble personality.

F.According to a letter that Vespucci might or might not have truly written, on May 10, 1497, he embarked on his first journey, departing from Cadiz with a fleet of Spanish ships. The controversial letter indicates that the ships sailed through the West Indies and made their way to the mainland of Central America within approximately five weeks. If the letter is authentic, this would mean that Vespucci discovered Venezuela a year before Christopher Columbus did.

G.In 1507, America was named after him.

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