Amerigo Vespucci


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Amerigo Vespucci

(Italian ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi)
n
(Biography) See Vespucci

Ves•puc•ci

(vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-)

n.
Amerigo, (Americus Vespucius), 1451–1512, Italian explorer after whom America was named.
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Noun1.Amerigo Vespucci - Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South AmericaAmerigo Vespucci - 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.
11) In fact, as Major and following him, Kelly, rightly said, they are two separate inscriptions, the one, hec [haec]pars ore [orae] nondum cognita, meaning, "This part of the coast is not yet known", being placed over the notional, undiscovered part of the southern continent, and the other, is nobis detecta existit, meaning "this discovered [part] is evident to us", being placed over that part considered to have been discovered by Ferdinand Magellan and by Amerigo Vespucci, Pedro Cabral and Francisco de Hoces.
But Amerigo Vespucci was still alive -- he didn't die until 1512.
Amerigo," which opens Banga, combines cinematic music with some spoken-word passages and is based on "imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497" while "Nine," which is indeed the album's ninth track, was written as a birthday gift to Johnny Depp.
The tracks include a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 (Amerigo), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake (Fuji-san), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse (This Is The Girl), and a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp.
As part of an aristocratic family, Amerigo Vespucci was born and raised in Florence in the 15th century and later became an Italian explorer, financier and cartographer who worked with Christopher Columbus to navigate the "New World" and the West Indies.
Amerigo Vespucci, con sus descripciones, contribuyo a la forja de la idea de America como un paraiso; tambien refrendo la certeza de Colon sobre la otredad de estas tierras y la atmosfera del tropico como propia del eden.
Amerigo Vespucci died; an explorer and navigator; made astronomical observations from the Americas.
So as well as the standard authors from Boccaccio, Petrarca, and Machiavelli to Ungaretti, Montale, and Moravia, there are works by explorers Cristoforo Colombo, Marco Polo, and Amerigo Vespucci, historical figures including Savonarola, Caterina da Siena, and Garibaldi, and names even foreigners will recognise such as Vasari, Casanova, Collodi, Manzoni--even today Italian schoolchildren know his characters like friends and can recite sections of his text-d'Annunzio, Tomasi, Levi, Calvino, Pirandello, Svevo, and Sciascia.
Bastaron unos palafitos construidos sobre el agua para que Amerigo Vespucci recordara a la ciudad que como una vision se presenta a nuestros ojos cubierta de marmoles blancos y rosados.
Any reader would have been enraptured by the curious tale of humanist scholars in the humble town of Saint-Die being mesmerised by the voyages, both real and imagined, of Amerigo Vespucci and the efforts of those scholars to grapple with the new technology of the printing press.