Amerigo Vespucci


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Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America

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"Amerigo Vespucci and His Alleged Awareness of America as a Separate Land Mass", ImagoMundi, vol.65(1, Jan.): 15-24.
But Amerigo Vespucci was still alive -- he didn't die until 1512.
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.
The books cut through a few common misperceptions--Galileo Galilei was never in a dungeon or tortured--and give a few neglected historical figures their due, especially the spread about explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
She draws upon Grace Nichols's female subjectivities in the collections i is a long memoried woman (1983) and The Fat Black Woman's Poems (1985) to analyze varying interpretations of a 1683 early modern engraving by Stradanus depicting America's encounter with Amerigo Vespucci. She pushes beyond conventional readings of the image as reflecting mere abjection and eroticism and proposes instead that we see America, with hand outstretched towards Amerigo, as an empowered female body.
"Amerigo," which opens Banga, combines cinematic music with some spoken-word passages and is based on "imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497" while "Nine," which is indeed the album's ninth track, was written as a birthday gift to Johnny Depp.
The tracks include a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 (Amerigo), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake (Fuji-san), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse (This Is The Girl), and a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp.
As part of an aristocratic family, Amerigo Vespucci was born and raised in Florence in the 15th century and later became an Italian explorer, financier and cartographer who worked with Christopher Columbus to navigate the "New World" and the West Indies.
Amerigo Vespucci died; an explorer and navigator; made astronomical observations from the Americas.
So as well as the standard authors from Boccaccio, Petrarca, and Machiavelli to Ungaretti, Montale, and Moravia, there are works by explorers Cristoforo Colombo, Marco Polo, and Amerigo Vespucci, historical figures including Savonarola, Caterina da Siena, and Garibaldi, and names even foreigners will recognise such as Vasari, Casanova, Collodi, Manzoni--even today Italian schoolchildren know his characters like friends and can recite sections of his text-d'Annunzio, Tomasi, Levi, Calvino, Pirandello, Svevo, and Sciascia.
1454: Amerigo Vespucci. Adventurer who gave America its name.
Any reader would have been enraptured by the curious tale of humanist scholars in the humble town of Saint-Die being mesmerised by the voyages, both real and imagined, of Amerigo Vespucci and the efforts of those scholars to grapple with the new technology of the printing press.