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 (vĕs-po͞o′chē, -pyo͞o′-), Amerigo Latin name Americus Vespucius. 1454-1512.
Italian navigator and explorer of the South American coast. America was named in his honor.


(Biography) 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


(vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-)

Amerigo, (Americus Vespucius), 1451–1512, Italian explorer after whom America was named.
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Noun1.Vespucci - Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South AmericaVespucci - Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
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It was, instead, named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
This man was called Raphael Hythlodaye and had been with Amerigo Vespucci in the three last of his voyages, "saving that in the last voyage he came not home again with him.
The Italians preserved two paintings from the 'Cristoforo Colombo', and these now hang at opposite ends of the wardroom at the stern of Amerigo Vespucci.
The first chapter addresses the initial encounters, when Columbus, Vespucci, and others attempted to describe the novelty, abundance, and splendor of American animal life.
The notes, written by Agostino Vespucci who knew Da Vinci, were found in the university library.
Starting with the Bible, Homer, Archimedes, and Xeno, through to Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Gogol, Majakovskij, and Mandeistaro, to Columbus and Vespucci, to Marx, Stalin and Tito, the author, using the device of citation, compresses a picture of Western civilization into her metaphorical vision of America.
The names: (Leif) ERIKSSON, (Ib) BATUTA, [Vasco] DA GAMA, (Amerigo) VESPUCCI, (Ferdinand) MAGELLAN, (Sir Martin] FROBISHER, (Henry) HUDSON, (Sir Alexander) MACKENZIE, [William] CLARK, [Meriwether] LEWIS, (Robert) PEARY, (Roald) AMUNDSEN, (Richard E.
Discovered by explorer Amerigo Vespucci in 1503, the island is named after Fernando de Noronha, a Portuguese Jew who converted to Catholicism during the Inquisition and financed Vespucci's expedition.
El presente libro es una sintesis preparada en cuarenta capitulos breves donde se recogen, junto a rasgos biograficos del genoves, los distintos momentos de la empresa rumbo al Nuevo Mundo y las personalidades que compartieron la escena con el: los Reyes Catolicos, el Padre Marchena, Jaime Ferrer, Americo Vespucci .
The claim that Amerigo Vespucci discovered the mainland of the New World before Columbus has long been discredited and even the traditional date of his birth, March 9th, was apparently that of someone else of the same name, born in a different year.
As a whole, the book covers the achievements of innovators big and small, international and domestic, ranging from explorers such as Welshman Richard Amerike who is claimed to be the namesake of the Americas as part of a new theory seeking to discredit the traditional view that they were named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian-born naturalised Spaniard said to have coined the phrase 'New World'.
The westward voyages of Columbus, in 1492-3, Cabot in 1497, Vespucci in 1500-1 and Magellan in 1519-22 were to produce the outlines of a New World.