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Vespucci, Amerigo Line breaks: Ame|rigo Ves|pucci
Pronunciation: /vɛˈspuːtʃi/

Definition of Vespucci, Amerigo in English:

(1451–1512), Italian merchant and explorer. He travelled to the New World, reaching the coast of Venezuela on his first voyage (1499–1500) and exploring the Brazilian coastline in 1501-2. The Latin form of his first name is believed to have given rise to the name of America.
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