Amerigo Vespucci timeline

Events

1454-Born in Florence Italy

Approx. 1454

1478-Travles to France with his uncle who trained and educated him for a business career

1478

1492-Amerigo travles to Spain to prepare ships to sail including Columbus's ships

1492

1499-Sails to new world with four ships to what is now South America

1499

1501-Working for Portugal Amerigo sailed back to South America Explored Brazil and Argentina

1501

1502-The Americas are named in his honor

1502

1503-A pamphlet is published describing Amerigos travles in Brazil

1503

1507-A forged letter claimed Vespucci discovered the Americas before Columbus

1507

1508-Becomes chief navigator for Spain and thier future voyages

1508

1512-Died from malaria

1512