Amerigo Vespucci

1454 - 1512

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci (; Italian: [ameˈriːɡo veˈsputtʃi]; 9 March 1454 – 22 February 1512) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence, from whose name the term "America" is derived. Between 1497 and 1504, Vespucci participated in at least two voyages of the Age of Discovery, first on behalf of Spain (1499–1500) and then for Portugal (1501–1502). In 1503 and 1505, two booklets were published under his name, containing colourful descriptions of these explorations and other alleged voyages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amerigo Vespucci has received more than 3,882,105 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Amerigo Vespucci ranks 6 out of 367Before him are Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, and Roald Amundsen. After him are James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, and Francis Drake.

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Among people born in 1454, Amerigo Vespucci ranks 1After him are Catherine Cornaro, Pinturicchio, and Poliziano. Among people deceased in 1512, Amerigo Vespucci ranks 1After him are Bayezid II, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Antoine Brumel, Svante Nilsson, and Alessandro Achillini.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Amerigo Vespucci ranks 26 out of 3,282Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Commodus (161), Caravaggio (1571), Caligula (12), Ovid (-43), and Marcus Aurelius (121). After him are Petrarch (1304), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Pontius Pilate (-12), Horace (-65), and Titian (1488).

Among EXPLORERS In Italy

Among explorers born in Italy, Amerigo Vespucci ranks 3Before him are Marco Polo (1254) and Christopher Columbus (1451). After him are John Cabot (1450), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852), Sebastian Cabot (1484), Bartholomew Columbus (1460), Alvise Cadamosto (1432), and Niccolò de' Conti (1395).

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