Amerigo Vespucci Essays

  • Amerigo Vespucci

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    Vespucci was the one person for whom North and South America was named after. Vespucci had a wonderful life and found many things on his voyages. Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in March of 1451, and grew up in a considerable mansion near the river. As a young boy, Amerigo's happiest moments studying the stars. He excelled in mathematics and his hobby was copying maps. His dream as a young boy was to travel and get a better picture about what the Earth looked like. Amerigo spent half

  • Amerigo Vespucci

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    AMERIGO VESPUCCI (or VESPUCIO) (ves-puteh'-ee), Italian navigator, born in Florence, Italy, 9 March, 1451; died in Seville, Spain, 22 Feb., 1512. He was of a wealthy family of merchants, and received his education from his uncle, Giorgi Antonio Vespucci, a Dominican friar, a friend and colleague of Savonarola. He engaged in business, first in Florence and afterward in Seville, where he met Columbus, perhaps as early as 1493, and where in 1497 he equipped the fleet with which that navigator sailed

  • The Discovery of Amerigo Vespucci

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    The Discovery of Amerigo Vespucci Who was Amerigo Vespucci? This is a question I asked myself as I was researching the man credited with the discovery of the new world. Much information has been written about Christopher Columbus and very little about Amerigo Vespucci. To understand who Amerigo Vespucci was is to look at his life and times in that time period. This paper is an attempt to look at his history and try to get a better understanding of his life in the “Age of Discovery”. To have

  • Amerigo Vespucci Essay

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    I did my project on Amerigo Vespucci who was born March 9, 1454 in Florence, Italy. Vespucci was the 3rd son of Nastagio and Lisabetta Vespucci. Amerigo accepted mercantile life where he was hired as a clerk by the Florentine commercial house of Medici. In 1492 Medici sent the 38yr old Vespucci and Donato as confidential agents to look into the Medici branch office where the managers and dealings became suspicious. In 1495, by the intrigues of Bishop Juan Rodriguez, the Crown of Castile broke their

  • The Story Of Amerigo Vespucci

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    Matt. "Amerigo Vespucci."). His parents, Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini Vespucci knew Amerigo’s passion for astronomy that helped him a lot during his exploration. He did not know that he would be the great man he is still considered 500 years later. Amerigo Vespucci got a lot of rewards throughout his life, and was very well treated by the countries he navigated for. He won a few titles, and was remembered well after his death. Amerigo Vespucci first main voyage on sea was in 1498 ("Amerigo Vespucci

  • The Discovery of The New World

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    side of the sailors aboard: Columbus himself, Amerigo Vespucci, and Verrazzano… After six days, he landed on the Canary Islands, where he rested his ships. Columbus sailed southwest, and... ... middle of paper ... ... and after sixty-four days of seamanship, the ships advanced onto to what’s today Cape San Rocco, on August 16, 1501, on the Brazilian coast. Vespucci described it as it was heaven on Earth. From August 1501, until June 1502, Amerigo had travelled the Southern Hemisphere and over

  • Amerigo Vespucci Research Paper

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    here? The answer is Amerigo Vespucci. Amerigo Vespucci is a famous Italian explorer born around 1451. His exact birth year isn’t known for sure. He was born in Florence, Italy. Before he went on his world changing adventure of finding the Americas, he was a regular boy. In his youth, Vespucci spent a lot of time studying navigation and maps. When he was a teenager, he worked in the “banking firm of Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de’ Medici.” (worldbook online.) In 1491, Vespucci moved to Seville, Spain

  • The Jamestown Colony: Amerigo Vespucci

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    Amerigo Vespucci was the first explorer to declare finding new land, and he is the man who named the Americas. His discovery was the start of what we call home today. One of the first well know colonies to be established on the new land was, the Jamestown Colony. This colony was located in the area that became Virginia. As this colonization grew in the new world the growth morphed into one of the largest and most powerful countries on the face of the Earth. In the year 1607, three ships sailed

  • The Emerging American Character During the 1700’s

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    The Emerging American Character During the 1700’s (7 There once was an Italian man by the name of Amerigo Vespucci, who sailed the seas and explored South America. And later named America after himself. And there was Bartholomew Diaz who was also a navigator of the sea, but he was from Portugal, and the first European to round the cay of good hope in 1488. Then there was another Italian explorer, he to commanded the English exploration and alter discovered the North American mainland. He was John

  • Comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four and Utopia

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    world.  In the book Utopia, Thomas More presents himself as a character - the opposition to Raphael Hythloday's recollections. Hythloday (whose name is derived from the Greek huthlos, meaning nonsense) is a world traveller who has sailed with Amerigo Vespucci, a famous captain at the turn of the sixteenth century. By using several real-life characters, More links his work to the world around him. In the novel 1984, the supreme leader of the "Ingsoc" party, "Big Brother", is "a man of about

  • Ethnocentrism

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    language, dress, and skin color made them doubt that the Native Americans were even human. Stemming from this notion, the Europeans eventually began to consider the Natives as the “other” and felt that they were more civilized than the “others.” Amerigo Vespucci wrote that the Native Americans were “worse than heathen; because we did not see that they offered any sacrifice, nor did they have a house of prayer.” Consequently, these feelings...

  • Europeans vs. Native Americans

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    discovered it when there was already people there! Instead, it is possible to say that he “laid claim” to it for Spain. There were many other famous explorers other than Columbus. Some of them include Lief Ericson who discovered Newfoundland, Amerigo Vespucci who discovered South America and the West Indies, Vasco de Balboa who discovered the Pacific Ocean, Hernando Cortez who discovered Mexico and consequently wiped out an entire civilization known as the Aztecs. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo di...

  • Comparing the American Dream in Miller's Death of a Salesman and Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

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    Miller's Death of a Salesman and Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun America is a land of dreamers. From the time of the Spanish conquistadors coming in search of gold and everlasting youth, there has been a mystique about the land to which Amerigo Vespucci gave his name. To the Puritans who settled its northeast, it was to be the site of their “city upon a hill” (Winthrop 2). They gave their home the name New England, to signify their hope for a new beginning. Generations of immigrants followed

  • Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia

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    character in a fiction. He cannot be completely identified with Thomas More the writer who wrote all the lines. Raphael Hythlodaeus's name means something like "Angel" or "messenger of Nonsense." He has traveled to the commonwealth of Utopia with Amerigo Vespucci, seemingly the first voyager to realize that the world discovered by Columbus was indeed a new world and not an appendage of India or China. Raphael has not only been to Utopia; he has journeyed to other strange places, and found almost all

  • American Explorers Dbq

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    Vespucci was one of the European Explorer that help discovered the New World and new places by navigating and by discovering new places it helped change the impact on the world by the triangle trade and diseases. In the text “Letter of Exploration”, All about argues that Amerigo had been sailing aroumd the New World without even knowing it. Based upon this research, it is clear that Amerigo Vespucci is significant because his letter to Columbus

  • The Age of European Exploration

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    supplies for only two months. He landed in the West Indes (Bahamas, Haiti, Cuba) when the two months of supplies ran out. Their voyage began on August 3, 1492, from Palos, Spain and ended on October 12 when land was sighted at the Americas. Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian that represented the Medici Bank in Spain, chartered the coastline of Central America and described this as the "Mundus Novus", meaning "New World". In 1507, a German carto...

  • Similarities Between Christopher Columbus Amerigo And John Cabot

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    great things. Some of the greatest well known are Columbus, Amerigo and John Cabot. As Christopher Columbus sailed toward what he thought was India, he encountered something much greater. On October 11, 1492 Columbus was his crew was still sailing

  • How Did The Age Of Exploration Changed The World

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    17th century, many people were exploring, and that time period is now known as the Age of Exploration. In this time period were many people were travelling overseas. Some of the many people that explored during this time period are Henry Hudson, Amerigo Vespucci, and Christopher Columbus. Many people question if this time period truly changed the world. The Age of Exploration, truly changed the world, because it changed the lives of the Indians, cultural-diffusion, and because exploration got us where

  • Sir Thomas More: Creating A Perfect Society

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    He sailed to the New World with Amerigo Vespucci and discovered with Vespucci that the Americas were actually undiscovered landmasses, not extensions of Asia. While on the way back Raphael and Amerigo run into a mysterious island, known as Utopia. Raphael soon learns as much as possible and returns to England to share his knowledge. Raphael soon gets his opportunity

  • How Did Las Casas Account For The Destruction Of The Indies

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    The history of a New World from Eric Foner set a new precedence of how if I view the discovery of America and how people lived and survived in the early 1400’s. The native people of the Americas were full of different societies of Indians who lived, farmed, traded and believed in their land, as it could not be bought or sold. However, the Europeans saw this as an advantage since there were no claims to the land and begun to govern and set laws of the native people, which soon began after Christopher