Florence, where Amerigo was born and grew up, was in the city-state governed by the powerful Medici family. This is the second expedition of the traditional series. He did not sail again, and as there seemed no more work for him in Portugal he returned to Seville, where he settled permanently and where he had earlier married Maria de Cerezo. Amerigo Vespucci on the other hand also had four voyages which led him to different continents like the New World, Guyana, Brazil and South America. Vespucci spent his final years in Spain where he ran a school for navigators.
He also had to prepare the official map of newly discovered lands and of the routes to them for the royal survey , interpreting and coordinating all data that the captains were obliged to furnish. Join me in the Spirit of Amerigo to energize the thirst for worldwide learning. Biographers differ sharply in their judgments of Vespucci. Alberto Magnaghi 1875-1945 believed the letter fabricated, or mostly so, by Vespucci admirers in Florence, who had no idea of the problems they were raising. Open local window to worlrdwide learning. Eventually he moved to Spain and became an explorer when he was in his 40s. Born into a prominent family in Florence, Italy, he received a humanistic education from his paternal uncle, a Dominican friar named Giorgio Antonio Vespucci.
This may have been the first expedition to touch Brazil as well as the first to cross the Equator in New World waters. Augustine latitude about 6° S. He also made improvements to celestial navigation techniques. Because of him there are now two meanings of the word Indian, which means either a person from India and Indonesia or any of the indigenous people of the Americas. He worked at this post until his death on Feb. He was given a huge salary.
He was probably 58 when he died in Seville in 1512. The position of these stars and constellations proved to be a valuable navigational aid to future expeditions. He died of a disease called malaria while living in the city of Seville, Spain. Vespucci predicted accurately within 50 miles. By that time, the Vikings had established settlements in present-day North America as early as 1,000 A. Vespucci was sent by him to investigate the Medici branch in Cadiz, Spain.
Domenico Ghirlandaio painted Amerigo in a family portrait when the youth was about 19. The continent of America was named after the Florentine, though people get a little confused as to why. Vespucci, again a very skilled cartographer and astronomer, carefully studied and pondered over all of his information. Serious doubts have been raised about the letter's authenticity, because it does not fit chronologically with authenticated events, and because the voyage, if made, presents serious geographical problems and passes unnoticed by the cartographers and historians of the time. His education had included mathematics, and he had surely learned a great deal from his first crossing.
People wanted to know more about the geography, people, and cultures outside their own. Two years later, Amerigo went on by far his most important voyage, this time for Portugal, at the invitation of King Manuel I. Of the four voyages, almost all historians concur with recorded events of the third voyage, while the other voyages have been mired in controversy. Later, in Seville, he entered a mercantile partnership with a fellow Florentine, Gianetto Berardi, and this lasted until Berardi's death at the end of 1495. In the voyage of 1499-1500 Vespucci would seem to have left Ojeda after reaching the coast of what is now Guyana. The book by Polo gave great detail on the geography, people, and rich opportunities of the continent.
While on one of his voyages, Vespucci wrote two letters to a friend in. Modern Navigational techniques were imparted in the school to Captains who were to command Spanish ships. But the Spanish government did not welcome his proposals, and at the end of 1500 Vespucci went into the service of Portugal. Amerigo Vespucci 1454 - 1512 Amerigo Vespucci was born in 1454 to a wealthy and prominent family in Florence, Italy. In 1507, Waldseemüller and some other scholars were working an that would contain large maps, according to the U.
In the latter half of the expedition, Vespucci mapped Alpha and Beta Centauri and also the constellation Crux or the Southern Cross. He was educated by his uncle, Fra Giorgio Antionia Vespucci, who was a friar belonging to the Dominical Order in San Marco, Florence. During his stint here, he came across famed explorers. The Portuguese maps of South America, which were created after the voyages of Vespucci and Coelho, showed only Cananeia at 25°S as the southernmost point and in all probability this was the southernmost point reached by the expedition. His father, Ser Nastagio, was a Florentine Notary. If the letter he reputedly wrote to Pero Soderini, Gonfalonier Standard-bearer of Florence, may be taken at face value, Vespucci embarked from Cadiz in a Spanish fleet May 10, 1497. Sciences like astronomy and cartography were surging.