Amerigo Vespucci

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Birthday
9, 1454
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Feb 22, 1512 (57)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
9, 1454
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Feb 22, 1512 (57)

About

Legendary letter-writing Italian explorer who proved Brazil and the West Indies were not in eastern Asia. America is the feminine Latin form of his name.

Before Fame

He was employed as a clerk to the infamous Florentine house of Medici and gained their protection.

Trivia

His voyages led to the discovery of Brazil and Portugal and claiming it by the Treaty of Tordesillas.

Family Life

He was married to Maria Cerezo. He was born to Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini but was taught by his uncle, a Dominican friar.

Associated With

He was an Italian explorer like Christopher Columbus.

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