Regarding his physical appearance, he iscommonly depicted in lithographs sporting a be … ard. While further exploring the coast of South America, he learned to calculate how far west he had traveled by observing the conjunction of the Moon and the planet Mars. Vespucci made his discovery while sailing near the tip of South America in 1501. The two travelers parted ways after reaching Guyana. In 1498 Columbus discovered the mainland of South America at the mouth of the Orinoco in Venezuela, which he thought might be the earthly paradise. He later decided he was wrong and that the credit for discovering the New World really belonged to Columbus. Then they sailed south along the coast of modern-day South America to Rio de Janeiro's bay.
His first voyage from 1497-98 has been called in to question, and many scholars believe it might not have taken place. There were, of course, the natives already here. The women as I have said go about naked and are very libidinous; they live 150 years. His family was very rich and lived in Florence, Italy 4. In 1492 Lorenzo passed away and Vespucci took charge as the head of the business entity. The fleet went coast along South America and settled for a while at one of the bays found in Rio de Janeiro.
By the time he was in his mid-30s he was working for the Medici bank. Amerigo was the third son, there were two older brothers, Antonio and Girolamo, the youngest was Bernardo. Amerigo Vespucci March 9, 1454 to February 22, 1512 was born and grew up in Florence, Italy. Here are some interesting facts about Vespucci. He maintained this title of distinction until he died. Prior to the war that Americans refer to as the Civil War 1861 — 1865 the people of the United States of America actually referred to them selves by the State in which they lived. Moving along the coast of Brazil was the route he took.
Waldseemüller's maps sold thousands of copies across Europe. He studied under Michelangelo and was rumored to be an accomplished artist. His elder brothers were however sent to the University of Pisa where they could undertake their academic careers. We all learned that Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Soon, Vespucci earned the trust of Lorenzo and was highly favored by him. The Second Voyage Around 1499 or 1500, Vespucci took part in an expedition in the service of Spain under the command of Alonso de Ojeda.
The epic journey was not exactly without its problems. Vespucci sailed along the South American coast, discovering Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata on the way. From his extensive explorations, he also claimed that the discovered lands were composed of a distinct landmass and that the Europeans were not aware of it. The story that hereached South America in 1497 is held to be apocryphal; the storythat he made a fourth voyage in 1504 is also considered suspect. He returned to Cadiz a year later after exploring those lands. Being both entertaining and educational, his accounts of the new world were reprinted in almost every European language.
He died of malaria in 1512. These letters also chronicle his encounters with the indigenous people and describe their culture. They explored on this expedition the Cape Santo Agostinho at the shoulder of present day Brazil. They marry as many wives as they please; and son cohabits with mother, brother with sister, male cousin with female, and any man with the first woman he meets. Voyage Number 4- On his fourth journey he discovered nothing new. Rumor has it that he had wedded to Maria Cerezo.
The Third Voyage This voyage of Vespucci is the best recorded and has been accepted by scholars and historians. After 10 weeks at sea, from the port of Palos, Spain, Columbus and his crew had arrived. Florence, where Amerigo was born and grew up, was in the city-state governed by the powerful Medici family. He is famous for being the first explorer to argue out that Brazil and West Indies were not in Eastern Asia. He removed the name America from his map of 1513, but too late. Eventually he moved to Spain and became an explorer when he was in his 40s. While Ojeda went to the Guianas , Vespucci explored to Cape Santo Agostinho.
Cynics doubt his account of that as well. Columbus thought he'd found the East Indies. Companies analyse risks and assign insurance rates, make loans and investments, and build regional offices according to location decisions. Really, do you have so little to do with your time that you should continue this sort of non-argument? So it is Amerigo Vespucci who is generally given the credit for figuring out Christopher Columbus had found a whole new world and not India and China. WardseemÃ¼ller named thecontinent America and the label stuck.
Nay be the more assured of this fact because the father has already been seen to eat children and wife. The topology of America is no more relevant that is the topology of Asia and Europe. And the name Columbia in then United States of Columbia which only lasted a couple of decades was a post-positioned adjective. Christopher Columbus might well have had the new world named after him, had it not been for two shortcomings. These stars had been known to the Greeks, but due to gradual precession they had been lowered below the European horizon and had been forgotten in the mist of time.
Regardless, there is no underestimating the value of Vespucci's contributions to Europeans. So it is Amerigo Vespucci who is generally given the credit for figuring out Christopher Columbus had found a whole new world and not India and China. The book by Polo gave great detail on the geography, people, and rich opportunities of the continent. Vespucci got back to Spain in 1500 and told everyone about his findings of the land and the people. During this voyage, Vespucci came to suspect that he was looking at a continent entirely different from Asia.