Amerigo Vespucci, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Amerigo Vespucci

Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer

Date of Birth: 09-Mar-1454

Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany

Date of Death: 22-Feb-1512

Profession: merchant, cartographer, explorer

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Amerigo Vespucci

  • Amerigo Vespucci (; Italian: [ame'ri?go ve'sputt?i]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer from the Republic of Florence.
  • Sailing for Portugal around 1501–1502, Vespucci demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies were not Asia's eastern outskirts (as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages) but a separate, unexplored land mass colloquially known as the New World.
  • In 1507, the new continent was named America after the Latin version of Vespucci's first name.
  • Vespucci became a citizen of the Crown of Castile and died in Seville (1512).

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