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Amerigo Vespucci is important because he was one of the early explorers of the New World, and also because the continents of North and South America were named in his honor. (He was also known by the name of Americus Vespucci.) Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in 1454. He was well-educated by his uncle, and became a businessman involved in trading goods. That is how he became familiar with ships. He moved to Seville, Spain in 1491 to work in the trading business there. He was probably there when Christopher Columbus returned from his first journey to the New World. He then helped Columbus get ships ready for his second and third voyages to the New World. Vespucci was a skilled navigator. As a trader, he was very interested in finding a quicker way to sail to Asia. He went on at least two, and possibly four, voyages to Central and South America between 1497 and 1504 for Spain and Portugal. He went to many places, including Venezuela and Brazil. After his explorations in 1501-1502, he was one of the first explorers to come up with the idea that these places he had visited were not part of Asia (as Columbus thought) but rather were part of a "New World." In 1507, a pamphlet was published called "The Four Voyages of Amerigo" and the author suggested that the new land that Amerigo had explored be named in his honor. At first, the name of America was only meant to apply to South America, but later on, both continents of America became known by his name. After his explorations, Amerigo returned to Seville and became its Master Navigator. He stayed in that job until he died in 1512.

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What areas did Amerigo vespucci explore?

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What did Amerigo vespucci explore for?

Amerigo Vespucci explored for Portugal and Spain


Which country did Amerigo Vespucci explore for?

Amerigo Vespucci explored for Spain and Portugal.


What and where did Amerigo Vespucci Explore?

Amerigo Vespucci explored a trade route to Spain.


Did Vespucci explore in 1499?

Yes, Amerigo Vespucci sailed in 1499-1500 for Spain.


When did Vespucci explore the shores of America?

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What country did Amerigo Vespucci explore for?

Amerigo Vespucci explored for Spain


What did Amerigo Vespucci explore?

Amerigo Vespucci explored the "New World", Also known as America.


Where did Amerigo Vespucci first explore?

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When did Vespucci explore the shores of South America?

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What year did Amerigo Vespucci explore?

1569


What Contry did Amerigo Vespucci explore?

Bahamas


Why did Amerigo Vespucci explore Spain?

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Why did Vespucci explore Spain?

cuz he wanted to


What year did Amerigo Vespucci explore Spain?

He didn't explore Spain. as it was already known as a country.


What area did Vespucci explore?

He explored South America


What areas did Vespucci explore?

Brazil, coast of America


What country paid Amerigo Vespucci to explore?

Spain


What country sent Amerigo Vespucci out to explore?

Spain


What were Amerigo Vespucci's motives to explore?

The motives of Amerigo Vespucci was to sight new fish, animals, and to claim land for Spain


What did Amerigo Vespucci name the US?

Amerigo Vespucci, did not explore the U.S., he explored and conquered the Inca Tribes in South America.


Who inspired Amerigo Vespucci?

Correspondence with Christopher Columbus inspired Amerigo Vespucci to continue exploring to find the New World. Vespucci had a love of the sea, which helped him decide to explore.


In what years did Amerigo Vespucci explore?

he traveled from 1499 to 1502


What year did vespucci explore the shores of south america?

in 1500


Why did Vespucci explore?

he explored because he wanted to discover the world