1Amerigo VespucciBy: Tlarissa&DeveneyMr.GautneyPeriod: A
2Getting to Know Amerigo Amerigo Vespucci was born on March 18, 1454 in Florence, Italy. When he was a boy he was interested in astronomy and the study of the universe. In 1492, he was sent to Seville, Spain to help Spanish ships get what they needed for their journeys. He supplied Columbus' ships with tools and food on his third and fourth expeditions to the New World.
3Just Some PicsLanding of Amerigo on the Continent
4Sailing to SpainIn 1499 he sailed from Spain with 4 ships commanded by Alonso de Ojeda who had sailed with Columbus on his second voyage. After 24 days they reached the Northern coast of South America. Ojeda and he went their separate ways. Amerigo headed south and became the first European to see Brazil and to explore the mouth of the Amazon River. During the return to Spain he stopped at the Bahamas and took 200 Native Americans back to be slaves.
6Sailing for PortugalConvinced there might be a passage through the New World to Asia, he sailed again in May 1501, this time in the service of Portugal. On his second trip they reached land near the eastern tip of Brazil. Amerigo and his crew went as far south as Argentina. At the time there were no accurate maps of the world so nobody knew how big around the world was, but he estimated its size within 50 miles of its actual size!
8Naming the New WorldAmerigo returned to Portugal in June Although his fleet had not explored the islands off the coast of Asia, they had discovered a continent between Europe and Asia previously unknown to Europeans. His name was given to North America and South America because he was the first to recognize that it wasn't a part of Asia. Amerigo claimed to have explored these continents in 1497, and it led the mapmaker, Martin Waldseemuller, to consider him, instead of Columbus, as the man who discovered North and South America. He suggested naming these continents after him to honor Amerigo’s expeditions.
10Amerigo’s Timeline1454 Born in Ognissanti, Florence born - 9 March, 14511478 to 1480 He was attached to the embassy in Paris, working for his relative Guido Antonio Vespucci,ambassador of Florence to King Louis XI of France1483 Amerigo became steward in the house of Lorenzo de MediciHe worked in Seville, Spain for the de Medici family where he learnt about the voyages of exploration and the men who were searching for a northwest passage to the Indies1497: He was granted permission to undertake a voyage of discovery by King Ferdinand of SpainMay The First Voyage of Amerigo VespucciApril He reached the mainland of GuianaOctober Amerigo Vespucci returned to Cadiz, SpainMay The Second Voyage of Amerigo Vespucci with Alonzo de Ojeda set sail for Cape Verde.They crossed the Equator and explored the coast of Guiana and Brazil. They discovered Cape St. Augustine and the River Amazon
11Timeline Cont.1500 September Returned to Spain. He reported his findings to the de Medici family1501 May 14 The Third Voyage of Amerigo Vespucci setting sail for Cape Verde1502 September 7 returned to Europe landing in Lisbon1503 June 10 The Fourth Voyage of Amerigo Vespucci, sailing with Gonzal Coelho when he again set sail forCape Verde and South America.On the return journey he discovered Bahia and the island of South Georgia He established a trading agency for brazil wood at Cape Frio - it was locatedexactly on the Tropic of CapricornJune Amerigo Vespucci returned to Lisbon in PortugalApril Vespucci becomes a naturalized Spaniard1505 Amerigo Vespucci married Maria Cerezo1505 / 1507 Amerigo Vespucci made a fifth and sixth voyage with Juan de la Cosa1507 German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller, printed the first map that used the name America for the New World1508 August 6 Vespucci becomes Piloto Mayor (chief pilot) of Spain1512 Amerigo Vespucci died at Seville, 22 February, 1512
12Credits Created By: Tlarissa Robinson & Deveney Ferguson