English: signature of italian explorer amerigo vespucci, after whom the appletons' cyclopædia of american biography/amerigo vespucci. Amerigo vespucci was born in 1454 to a wealthy and prominent family in florence, italy amerigo was an ardent student who enjoyed reading and collecting. By delivering a rousing flesh-and-blood narrative of the life and times of amerigo vespucci here we meet amerigo as he really was: a rogue and raconteur who. The date of vespucci's birth, formerly much discussed, is now definitively established by the books of the ufficio delle tratte, preserved in the reale archivio di. Amerigo vespucci was the scion of a prominent italian family he was born in florence, italy on march 9th, 1454 he was educated in his early years by his.
Title: heroes of american history: amerigo vespucci author: ober, frederick a publication date: new york and london, 1907. Born on march 9th, 1454 in florence, italy, amerigo vespucci was a prominent italian explorer, cartographer, merchant, navigator and financier he is famous for . Find out more about the voyages of florentine explorer amerigo vespucci, including how his exploration of the new world led him to become. Amerigo vespucci was an italian-born businessman (although he undertook maritime voyages on behalf of spain) with a passionate interest in geography,.
Childhood the father of amerigo vespucci was nastagio vespucci, and his uncle was the learned dominican giorgio antonio vespucci, who had charge of. Full name: amerigo vespucci nationality: italian profession: explorer why famous: first person to demonstrate that brazil and the west indies did not represent. Find out more about the history of amerigo vespucci, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on. Explorer born in florence, italy, he was a skilled navigator and one of the early explorers of the new world in 1497, as a trade ship pilot he was very interested.
What vespucci did have, according to felipe fernández-armesto's wonderfully idiosyncratic and intelligent new biography of the explorer, was. Amerigo vespucci was an italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer born in the republic of florence, he became a. Italian explorer amerigo vespucci is best known for his namesake: the continents of north and south america but why were these continents.
A florentine navigator and pilot major of castile, amerigo vespucci (1454-1512), for whom america is named, is no longer accused of having conspired to. Interesting facts, picture and information about amerigo vespucci picture and short biography about the life of amerigo vespucci - explorer and navigator. Results 1 - 16 of 81 the life of amerigo vespucci: biography, letters, narratives, personal accounts & historical documents (including letters to lorenzo di. Vespucci was a cousin of the husband of simonetta vespucci he married maria cerezo one of the very few references to.
Amerigo vespucci (born in florence in 1452), whose name was given to the american continents by waldsmuller in 1507, worked in seville (where he died) in. Biography sts amerigo vespucci belongs to the italian navy she was launched on 22nd february 1931 and commissioned in june, same year the ship was. Amerigo vespucci's most popular book is the first four voyages of amerigo amerigo vespucci – discover the man behind the legend: biography,. Amerigo vespucci was an italian explorer, cartographer and navigator, best known for naming the north american continent with a slight variation of his first.