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|The discovery of a new continent
- 1. Amerigo Vespucci
- 2. Christopher Columbus
Two men are associated with the discovery of the American continent: Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus. We will examine their life and their contribution to the discovery.
1. Amerigo Vespucci
He was born in 1454
and died in 1512
He was born into one of the most cultured families in all of Florence (Italy). Amerigo Vespucci was chosen to manage all the financial affairs of the Pier Francesco House of Medici. This job gave him a great deal of excess money of his own.
Early in 1493, he became a sailor and explorer who made several journeys