2Before the VoyagesAmerigo Vespucci was born on March 9, 1451 in Florence, ItalyEven though he was born in Italy, he became and accustomed citizen of Spain around 1504Amerigo’s parents were Sir Nastagio and Lisabetta MiniHis father worked as a notary and his family was friends of The MedicisHe was educated by his paternal uncle named Guido Antonio VespucciWhen Amerigo was 20 his uncle gave him his fist job and sent for him a diplomatic mission in ParisThis started his amazement with exploring
3Vespucci’s 1st Voyage He started this voyage on May 10, 1497 It was sponsored by SpainSpain wanted to know what land it had gained from the Treaty of Tordessius
4Vespucci’s 2nd VoyageAmerigo’s second voyage was sponsored by PortugalAmerigo took notes of the constellations and moon cycles to make measurements of meridians, latitude, and longitude
5The Naming of AmericaAmerigo Vespucci wrote letters to the Medicis so they could know what was going onSome of the letters were published and a mapmaker read them thinking that Amerigo Vespucci discovered the new world and translated many many different Latin ways to say the name and came up with America.People who knew Columbus discovered the new world were mad and wanted to change it but America stuck.
6Commitments Vespucci had some amazing commitments to the world He improve the geography, astronomy, and discovered the Amazon River.He was able to live peacefully with cannibals and natives . He only attacked if they attacked first.He didn’t go for the 3 Gs he went out of curiosityHe was never the lead of a expedition , but he was important. America was named after the right guy
7After the voyageOn his 2nd voyage Vespucci caught a disease called Marilia and died of sickness in Florence, Italy on February 22, 1512 at age 57He was a great man and was a very kind and considerate explorer.