Amerigo Vespucci


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  • noun

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Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America

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The Amerigo Vespucci is an elegant three-masted, full-rigged sailing ship of the Marina Militare, named after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci.
Amerigo Vespucci, writing of his 1499 voyage, said he had hoped to reach the fabulous spice emporium of "Melaccha in India" (that is, Malacca, or Melaka, on the Malay Peninsula) by sailing westward from Spain across the Western Ocean (the Atlantic) around the Cape of Cattigara into the Sinus Magnus.
Were he then to continue to deny what the Florentines asserted was the truth, he would be confronted by, among others, the notary public, Amerigo Vespucci,
It was Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci - America is named after him - who argued it was a new continent.
The vessels that will join this summer's flotilla are respectively, the Amerigo Vespucci, TCG Fatih, Cisne Branco, INS Mysore, and the HN Aris.
The origin of the name "America" was indeed contingential: in his 1507 Cosmographia, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller (who styled himself Hylacomilius) proposed naming the new continent after the Florentine "navigator" Amerigo Vespucci (1452?
The Class A ships committed to take part in Sail Boston 2000 include: Akogare, 171 feet, Japan; Amerigo Vespucci, 330 feet, Italy; Bluenose II, 181 feet, Canada; Concordia, 185 feet, Canada; Danmark, 253 feet, Denmark; Dar Mlodziezy, 360 feet, Poland; Dewaruci, 191 feet, Indonesia; Eendracht, 181 feet, the Netherlands; Europa, 180 feet, the Netherlands; Gloria, 249 feet, Colombia; HMS Bounty, 170 feet, USA; Juan Sebastian De Elcano, 370 feet, Spain; Kaiwo Maru, 361 feet, Japan; Kruzenshtern, 376 feet; Russia; Sagres II, 293, Portugal; Lord Nelson, 179 feet, United Kingdom; Mir, 358 feet, Russia; Niagara, 198 feet, USA; Picton Castle, 176 feet, Cook Islands; and Pride of Baltimore II, 170 feet, USA.
Did you know that America got its name from a junior sailor officer named Amerigo Vespucci who was mistakenly credited with discovering America in 1497?
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Amerigo Vespucci, originally from Florence, moved to Spain in 1492 and subsequently became involved in organising various voyages of exploration to the "New World" for the kings of both Spain and Portugal.
The 1911 article in The Sydney Morning Herald had Petherick saying that Estreicher had stated that the globe proved that Amerigo Vespucci had discovered Australia, but what Estreicher actually wrote was:
In fact, America was named after a pickle merchant, Amerigo Vespucci, who transported vitamin-C packed pickled vegetables around the world.
Explorer Amerigo Vespucci is usually held responsible for the name.
The report further claims that the globe, which is decorated with monsters, intertwining waves and even a shipwrecked sailor, is engraved with then-new and vague details about the Americas garnered from European explorers like Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci.