Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America", probably deriving its name from the feminized Latin version of Vespucci's first name.

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New World - Name Origin
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... Vespucci's fourth voyage was another expedition for the Portuguese crown down the eastern coast of Brazil, that set out in May, 1503 and returned to Portugal in June 1504 ... Like his alleged first voyage, Vespucci's last voyage in 1503–1504 is also disputed to have taken place ... Letter to Soderini, but as several modern scholars dispute Vespucci's authorship of the letter to Soderini, it is also sometimes doubted whether Vespucci ...
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Columbus Letter On The First Voyage - Assessment
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    They live together without king, without government, and each is his own master.... Beyond the fact that they have no church, no religion and are not idolaters, what more can I say? They live according to nature, and may be called Epicureans rather than Stoics.
    —Amerigo Vespucci (1454–1512)