Amerigo Vespucci - 500 Ways

Amerigo Vespucci

America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a man that map maker Martin Waldseemuller mistakenly thought was Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of North America. Vespucci discovered South America.

Amerigo Vespucci, discoverer of South America
Amerigo Vespucci, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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