Amerigo Vespucci

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Amerigo Vespucci

(Italian ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi)
(Biography) See Vespucci
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(vɛˈspu tʃi, -ˈspyu-)

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. Amerigo wrote a book about his voyages, and it was from this book that More got some of his ideas for the Utopia.
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." For on that voyage Hythlodaye asked to be left behind.
At this time the Company expects to be in a position to obtain an initial production rate for the Amerigo Vespucci #1 well.
(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.
Florence named its airport the Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer after whom America derived its name (Latin, Americus).
While thinking about the Marx Brothers' connection, I was reminded of another Fredonia story: that Fredonia was once in consideration for the naming of our nation, instead of honoring the 15th-century Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. According to a 2015 blog post, "The United States of Fredonia," by Mark Boonshoft, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, in the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library:
Wikipedia says they were so prevalent around the shores of Lake Maracaibo that Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci named the region Venezuela, or Little Venice.
Amerigo Vespucci, originally from Florence, moved to Spain in 1492 and subsequently became involved in organising various voyages of exploration to the "New World" for the kings of both Spain and Portugal.
Notwithstanding the fact that the selected corpus in this book is exclusively by Portuguese authors, Zir's arguments and analytical approach could be very well illustrated by the internationally known Amerigo Vespucci's Mundus Novus (1502), and other texts from that era.
Explorer Amerigo Vespucci is usually held responsible for the name.