Who such Amerigo Vespucci

Who such Amerigo Vespucci

The era of the Middle Ages presented to the world many wonderful travelers who the works increased knowledge of people of the world. It is possible to distinguish the great Italian Amerigo Vespucci from the outstanding seafarers who wrote down the name in history.

Amerigo Vespucci for the first time investigated and described the earth which received the Southern Amerka's name. He provided proofs that South America is not Asia to which Columbus, and absolutely new and unknown earlier continent in Europe sought to reduce a way.

The Florentine researcher and kosmograf in family of the state notary was born on March 9, 1454. At the uncle, the erudite monk in St. Mark's Basilica, he managed to get an excellent education. Vespucci long time learned Latin, physics, astronomy and geography.

The first swimming of the traveler to South America took place in 1499 as the navigator at Alonso de Okheda. The expedition took place along the route received from Columbus's card. As a result of a travel two hundred Indians were taken in slavery.

The second travel of Amerigo Vespucci to South America took place by the invitation of the king Manuel I, from spring of 1501 to September, 1502. At once behind that, it sailed for a year to new lands under Gonzalo Coelho's command.

It should be noted that in the first swimmings of Vespucci held a position not of the managing director of the vessel, and a kosmograf and the helmsman.

Already in the last swimming in which the considerable part of the earth of Brazil was investigated he undertook command of the small vessel.

Among other interesting facts about Amerigo Vespucci it is possible to call the fact that he gave the name to the lands of Venezuela. Called this country of Amerigo in honor of Venice.

The traveler in Seville died on February 22, 1512.

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