Who was in Amerigo Vespucci's family?
Nastagio Vespucci, Lisabetta Vespucci, <-- Parents], Maria Cerezo <-- wife], Antonio, Girolamo, Bernardo, Vespucci <-- Brothers]
His most famous paintings are "The Birth of Venus" and "Primavera". But he created many others as well. He was commissioned by very important patrons, such as the Medicis(who controlled Florence) and the Vespuccis(the family of Amerigo Vespucci-for whom America is named). His works are very important to understanding Renaissance art and culture. For more information, go to link below!
To honor Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine navigator who was in the employ of the Medici family, mapmaker (cartographer) Martin Wardseemuller labeled the newly recognized continent America because although Christopher Columbus was the first to arrive, Amerigo Vespucciwas the first to recognize it as a new continent.