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Who is America named after?

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Asked by Judy Pawar, 14 Apr '10 03:45 pm
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Amerigo Vespucci found the land of America.so the land is named as America in his remembrance ...
Answered by rekha, 14 Apr '10 03:51 pm

 
  
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Amerigo Vespucci.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 14 Apr '10 03:47 pm

 
  
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Amerigo Vespuci.
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 14 Apr '10 03:46 pm

 
  
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Amerigo Vespucci will long be remembered as the man America was named after but who was this inconsequential explorer and how did he get his name..!!
Answered by Oberoi, 14 Apr '10 03:46 pm

 
  
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It is an irony of history that the name "America" did not come from Christopher Columbus. That distinction belongs to a German writer of geography.

In a further twist of events, America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, a 15th century Florentine merchant who owned a business in Seville, Spain, furnishing supplies for ships, preparing them for mercantile expeditions.

How do we explain what seems to mock the reality of history?

Stirred by the achievements of Columbus and envious of the reputation his discoveries brought, Vespucci endeavored to cultivate Columbus' friendship and trust.

Seven years after Columbus' first voyage and while Columbus was still alive, Vespucci accompanied an expedition that consisted of four ships. They sailed past the eastern coast of South America, and visited Trinidad, which Columbus had named the preceding year. On his return to Europe Vespucci wrote letters with glowing descriptions of the newly discovered countries. He called the lands he had v ...more
Answered by anil garg, 15 Jun '10 12:41 am

 
  
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