Amerigo vespucci



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Amerigo
[uh-mer-i-goh;; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ;; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ/ (Show IPA), (Americus Vespucius) 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named.
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The claims of Amerigo Vespucci to a previous discovery are doubtful.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2 Various

The pilot of this expedition was an Italian, named Amerigo Vespucci.
A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows

Ojeda was accompanied on this voyage by a Florentine, whose name was Amerigo Vespucci.
Peter Parley’s Tales About America and Australia Samuel Griswold Goodrich

He was appointed chief pilot of Spain after the death of Amerigo Vespucci in 1512.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522 Antonio Pigafetta

Amerigo Vespucci “to this day remains under a cloud for things he did not do.”
My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook

Wildeve came like Amerigo Vespucci, and received the honours due to those who had gone before.
Return of the Native Thomas Hardy

On these documents the new world is called America, after Amerigo Vespucci, its supposed discoverer.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

The discoveries and adventures of Amerigo Vespucci, a Portuguese explorer, were widely read.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly

Amerigo Vespucci said that if Paradise did exist on this planet it could not be far from the Brazilian coast.
The South American Republics Part I of II Thomas C. Dawson

People later on said that Amerigo Vespucci had discovered a new continent, and that it ought to be called by his name.
Stories That Words Tell Us Elizabeth O’Neill

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Amerigo (ameˈriːɡo), Latin name Americus Vespucius. ?1454–1512, Florentine navigator in the New World (1499–1500; 1501–02), after whom the continent of America was named

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