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Amerigo Vespucci


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  • n. Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)


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  • Of this sort there are many heads to be seen, both of women and of men, and I have several of them, drawn by his hand with the pen, in our book of drawings, which I have mentioned so many times; such was that of Amerigo Vespucci, which is a very beautiful head of an old man drawn with charcoal, and likewise that of

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  • Around 1499, the Spanish, lead by Amerigo Vespucci and Captain Alonzo de Ojeda, explored the island looking for gold.

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  • Nobody thought of the Atlantic as a separate ocean, he tells us, until the writings of Amerigo Vespucci, "the colorful Italian explorer and sorcerer and in later life ... pimp" whose book was "wildly popular - helped no doubt by Vespucci's loving discussions of the cosmetic self-mutilation, anal cleanliness and sexual practices of the people he met along the way."

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  • Glenn was due to pick up Sally first thing in the morning, just hours before a car service would whisk Georgia to JFK, final destination Amerigo Vespucci airport, Florence, Italy.

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  • Before Amerigo Vespucci set out to explore the New World, he was a pickle peddler in Seville, Spain.

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  • OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: London cca 1880-1900 where Professor Moriarty (that one) is Prime Minister at the court of the Calibanic Kings/Queens - it's still Queen Victoria but she is now from the "lizard race" - who were discovered/revived by Amerigo Vespucci on his return voyage from "Vespucciana" (ie America) which "today" is still a land of the indigenous people with some colonists.

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  • “The name America, for example, very probably represents not just a tip of the hat to Amerigo Vespucci but also a multilingual pun that can mean both “born new” and “no-place-land” – a playful coinage that seems to have inspired Sir Thomas More to invent his new world across the ocean, one meaning of which was also “no-place”: Utopia.”

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  • Jeremy please read about Amerigo Vespucci before you repeat that.

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  • This gifted group is here to guide us through our American story, using, when possible, the words of those who lived it, one of the earliest and most influential of whom was the merchant-sailor Amerigo Vespucci, who had been to the West Indies at the beginning of the sixteenth century and was eager to go back and find the vast treasure that Christopher Columbus had so far been unable to locate.

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  • The last part of that mouthful was a reference to a cluster of islands and a continent that a German cartographer suggested naming after the Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci, who had recently accompanied an expedition across the Atlantic.

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