Resource: Amerigo Vespucci

Resource: Amerigo Vespucci
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Amerigo Vespucci is best known to us as the inspiration of the name for the continents of “America”.

He is less known as an explorer of South America in the early 16th century and as the first European to conclude that the ‘new lands’ of the Americas were a separate continent to Asia.

He was a skilled navigator and developed a method for determining longitude.
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