Amerigo Vespucci

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Background

Amerigo was born March 9,1454 and was born and raised in Florence,Italy.He received an education from his uncle and He died February 22,1512. On May 10,1947 was his first voyage.He also believed he discovered a new continent and he called South America “The new world”. Also America was named after him

Achievements/Discoveries

He was the first European to say that the world was actually a continent and not islands.Also he discovered present day Rio De Janeiro on his third voyage.Aswell as was the first person to demonstrate to Europeans that the New World discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was not the eastern appendage of Asia

Impact on World

North and South America were named after him.He was also the first to say that the world was a continent and not a bunch of islands
Amerigo Vespucci

Fun Facts

*His reputation came largely from a letter he wrote that was published

*After death scholars began to doubt his discovery

*He sailed in service of two countrys Spain and Portugal

*America was named after him