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Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 in Florence, Italy - February 22, 1512) was an Italian merchant and cartographer who voyaged to and wrote about the Americas. His exploratory journeys along the eastern coastline of South America convinced him that a new continent had been discovered, a bold contention in his day when everyone, including Christopher Columbus, thought the seafaring trailblazers setting out from European docks were travelling to East Asia.

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Amerigo Vespucci
Portrait
statue at the Uffizi, Florence
statue at the Uffizi, Florence
tomb in Ognissanti (Florence)
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Portrait
statue at the Uffizi, Florence
Amerigo Vespucci