By Matthew C
He was the third son of a very cultured family. He was born on march 9 1541 in florence Italy. Even though he was a citizen of italy he became a Citizen in spain in 1505. He received early education from his uncle named Giorgio Antonio Vespucci.
When amerigo vespucci was in his 20s his uncle gave him a job. His uncle was the ambassador of king louis Xi of france who sent him on a mission to paris this made Vespucci like navigation and exploration
Vespucci embarked his first voyage in May 10 1479 from Cadiz in Spain with a group
of other spanish ships. He sailed through the west indies and made their way to Central America. He then arrived back to Cadiz Spain in October 1498. He then embarked on 3 other expeditions but he sailed under portugal instead of Spain.