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amerigo vespucci

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anya martinez

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of amerigo vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo was born in 1454 in Florence, Italy
He died in 1512 in Sevilla Spain He then later became the head branch of the Medici Bank - their he financed some early voyage to the new world. He was a merchant and an Explorer. Since he knew Cristopher Columbus he joined his voyage to the New World Wordseemuller came to belive
that Vespucci reached the New World
before Christopher Columbus The name of the Americas derived from
his name Ameringo Vespucci used two instruments used on ships in the sixteenth century. The Sandglass that was used to mesure time
and the Astrolabe that was used to mesure the angles of the sumn He esplored countries for
Spain and Portugal. Dates of Exploration
1497: Sailed for Spain to Venezuela and Haiti

1499: Sailed for Spain with Alonso de Hojeda to Cape Verde, Venezuela and Brazil

1501: Sailed for Portugal to Brazil and South America Vespucci liked astronomy when his crew was asleep he looked up in the stars and recorded what he saw. By: Anya Martinez
What famouse person did he go on his voyage with ? Miny Quiz Time ??? Christopher Columbus Throughout his voyage what was the
one thing he studied ? Astronomy What were the 16th century instruments that he used ?
Sandglss and Astrolabe
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