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Definition of the noun amerigo vespucci

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


Who is Amerigo Vespucci?

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of Vespucci's first name.


"Amerigo Vespucci" is a book by Frederick A. Ober.

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Google previewThe New Jewish Encyclopedia (1976)

by David Bridger, Samuel Wolk

Though Columbus did find the New World, it was named not for him, but for explorer, Amerigo Vespucci. COMMANDMENTS, THE TEN see Ten Commandments. COMMISSION ON JEWISH EDUCATION An agency of the Union of American ...

Google previewThe Atlantis Encyclopedia (2005)

by Frank Joseph

Thus, the Atlanto-Colombian “A-Mu-Ra-Ca” was changed to the “America” of Amerigo Vespucci for political reasons. It does indeed seem strange that the New World would have been christened after the first name of the cartographer.

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann

the general outcry against Amerigo Vespucci was so great that the famous American statesman Blaine, upon the occasion of the exposition at Chicago, published a book under the title of "Columbus and Columbia," in order that it might not be ...

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

The Italian navigator and explorer Amerigo Vespucci took a few slaves, three of whom were Muslim, to the New World on one expedition along the ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History (2017)

by Donker Van Heel

Amerigo Vespucci Vestal Virgins Servants ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008)

by Michael Lück

Thus, America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. Aldemaro Romero Shelly Kannada von Humboldt, Alexander Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt (1769– 1859), a German scholar, is the founder of physical geography. Following a number of ...

Google previewA General Bibliographical Dictionary (1837)

by Friedrich Adolf Ebert

— lettera di Amerigo Vespucci delle isole nuouamente trouate in quattro suoi viaggi. Fir., Carlo da Pavia, 1516. small 4°. 22 leaves.

Google previewA General Bibliographical Dictionary: Q-Z. List of all the Aldine typographical production. List of the Juntine typographical productions. Elzeviers (1837)

by Friedrich Adolf Ebert

23542– lettera di Amerigo Vespucci delle isole nuouamente trouate in ...

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