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Americus Vespucius

Definition of the noun americus vespucius

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  1. Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)

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Google previewHarper's encyclopaedia of United States history from 458 A. D. to 1909, based upon the plan of Benson John Lossing (1905)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Americus Vespucius, a Florentine, and an agent of the de' Medici family of Florence, was in Spain when the great discovery of Columbus was made. In May, 1499, Vespucius sailed from Spain with Alonzo de Ojeda as an adventurer and ...

Google previewA Blake Dictionary (2013)

The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake by S. Foster Damon

VESPUTIUS was Americus Vespucius (1454-1512), a Florentine explorer, who claimed to be a member of the expedition which discovered the mainland of America. Therefore the German geographer Martin Waldseemiiller ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

Americus Vespucius ; properly, Amerigo Vespucci; born March 9, 1451, at Florence, of an ancient family, lie early made great progress in natural philosophy, astronomy and geography, at that time the three principal branches of science ...

Google previewAn American Biographical and Historical Dictionary, etc (1857)

by William ALLEN (D.D., President of Bowdoin College.)

AMERICUS VESPUCIUS, or more properly Amerigo Vespucci, a.

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Enlarged and Improved. Vol. 1. [- 20.] (1823)


Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

derived from americium and -ate americium Am, named for America, ultimately from the latinized name Americus Vespucius of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) Ames test named for the US biochemist Bruce N. Ames ( born ...

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