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may 14, 1501 - Amerigo Ves Pucci

Description:

Voyager: Amerigo Vespucci

Year Voyage Began: 1501 is when Vespucci discovered Rio de Janeiro

Country of Origin: Florence, Italy

Financed by: King Ferninand and Queen Isabella of Spain

Motivation: He was enticed by the prospect of fame He also wanted to see the world with his own eyes

Where did he go?: On his third and most successful voyage, he discovered present-day Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata.

Accomplishments: He was the first person to recognize North and South America as distinct continents

Interesting fact: His nickname was the Pickle Dealer

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Date:

may 14, 1501
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~ 517 years ago
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