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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


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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. 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.
ENPNewswire-August 14, 2019--Fremont Petroleum Corporation Ltd - Vespucci Well Stimulation Operations Completed
Fremont Petroleum Corporation Ltd is pleased to advise that completion operations on the Amerigo Vespucci well are underway and proceeding to plan.
'Shearwater Geoservices Singapore Pte Ltd was awarded the turnkey broadband seismic contract through the wholly owned subsidiary, KrisEnergy (Apsara) Company Limited, and has deployed the vessel SW Vespucci.
The private space agency successfully launched the United States Air Force's first Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, marking the last satellite launch of the year, TechCrunch reported.
The GPS III satellite, the first in a series, has been given the nickname Vespucci, after the Italian explorer who calculated the Earth's circumference to within 50 miles (80 kilometers) in the 15th century. 
It's the first in a series and nicknamed Vespucci after the 15th-century Italian explorer who calculated Earth's circumference to within 50 miles.
The satellite called "Vespucci" after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci had to be deployed to medium Earth orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff, according to SpaceX's official web-page.
As people will know the consensus is that America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. History tells us that countries, regions, cities and towns are named after a person's surname unless they are royalty.
Sunset aboard the MV CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci while at sea.
From Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and early European voyages to America, to Lope de Aguirre's and Percy Fawcett's ventures into the Amazon jungle, to the expeditions that raced to be the first to the South Pole (resulting in triumph for one team and tragedy for the other), Journeys a fascinating portrayal of human gumption, ingenuity, and bravery.