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Amerigo Vespucci

a presitation on Amerigo Vespucci

Thomas Haskins

on 5 September 2012

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Amerigo Vespucci Works Cited: He Moved to Spain in 1491 to help his trading business. He was one of the first people to come up with the idea where Christopher Columbus and himself were sailing to a "New World" not Asia. Amerigo Vespucci helped Christopher Columbus set up his 2nd and 3rd voyages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_vespucci http://geography.about.com/cs/historicalgeog/a/amerigo.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/vespucci.html On his second voyage in 1501, Amerigo Vespucci sailed under the Portuguese flag. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0850759.html 1454 1512 1491 He was born in 1454 in Florence, Italy He Moved to Spain to help his trading business in 1491. Amerigo Vespucci began his first expedition as a navigator in 1499 1499 A german map maker was impressed so he named South America after him.(In case you haven't figured that out by his name.) It was going to be for only South America but both started being called "America". : ). He went on at least two and possibly four voyages to Central and South America between 1497-1504 He also explored the mouth of the Amazons. Amerigo Vespucci died working in Spain as a Master navigator in 1512 In 1507, a pamphlet was published called "The Four Voyages of Amerigo" 1507 Made By: Ian Brobin and Jack Haskins
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