Amerigo Vespucci


Purpose:
We will be using our research skills to find information about our assigned explorers. Together, we [[#|will create]] a virtual [[#|social network]] that these brave people in history can be part of. This is our very own historical social network called Historybook. Your history page will contain biographical information and images about your explorer. Also, you will be able to use special tools and resources if you would like to make your page even more exciting.

Date of explorer’s birth and death (if known).

Amerigo Vespucci was born on March 9, 1451 and died on February 22 1512.



What country was the explorer born in?
Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence Itlay.



What country did the explorer sail on for (on behalf of)?

He was sent to Spain then he went to Portugal to sail.



When did they sail? Pick the 1 or 2 most significant dates.

He sailed in May 16, 1499 -- seven years after Columbus first landed in the West
Indies. Vespucci made two voyages between 1499 and 1502 and possibly a third one
in 1503. He ended his voyage on February 22, 1512.


What was the reason for their voyage?

The reason for his voyage was for gold.



Where did they actually land?

He actually landed on Brazil, South America.


Did you find a map of their voyage or voyages?

Vespucci_Map_1.jpg



Any other information that you want to add? Add it here.
Amerigo Vespucci died in Seville.
Also, he was born into a wealthy family of Florentine silk traders.
Young Amerigo reseived an excellent educationand served for a time as a diplomat before settling in Spain.
Vespucci wanted to sail because he just heard about Columbus.
Sent to Seville, spain to work for de Medici family. Introduced to the world of voyages and exploration.
Paste any URL information for any images that you would like to use. Save them
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to the "T:/Dugger/1213/historybook/yourexplorername" folder.

http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/amerigo-vespucci-mike-mockford.jpg

http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/waldseemuller-loc-big.jpg

What will your status be? Make sure it is something related to your explorer and what he did, lived through, or remembered for.
This boat is rockin.


List 3-4 things that you can put in the "About" section. This would be information like when and where they were born, their "likes".

Amerigo Vespucci enjoyed reading and collecting stuff. He was educated by his uncle.




Remember you must also fill in 1-3 years on the timeline to the right of the cover image. What years have you chosen and why?
His most important year was 1499 because he started his first voyage.