[ve-spoo-chee, -spyoo-; Italian ves-poot-chee]
- A·me·ri·go [uh-mer-i-goh; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ/, Americus Vespucius, 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named.
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To say the truth, Vespucci shone only by reflection from an age of glory.
The Spaniard, with fire and sword, swiftly followed Vespucci.The Birth of the Nation
Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
Reiset bought this portrait in 1841 from the last member of the Vespucci family.Chantilly in History and Art
Louise M. Richter
Vespucci saw that the country was fertile and the climate pleasant.The South American Republics Part I of II
Thomas C. Dawson
There are documentary proofs that Vespucci was in Spain until August 1506.The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci
- Amerigo (ameˈriːɡo), Latin name Americus Vespucius. ?1454–1512, Florentine navigator in the New World (1499–1500; 1501–02), after whom the continent of America was named