Amerigo Vespucci

March 9, 1454 to February 22, 1512

Amerigo's life

Amerigo vespucci died of malaria on February 22, 1512 in Seville, Spain. Amerigo was born in Florence, Italy. Amerigo's nationality was Italian. Amerigo sailed for Portugal. Amerigo was a banker, explorer, and also worked to train other explorers. Amerigo was able to realize that the place he landed was not Asia and so when he did more exploring he made a map and called the continent America. Amerigo also discovered Brazil.
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