Meaning of Vespucci, Amerigo in English:

Vespucci, Amerigo

Pronunciation /vɛˈspuːtʃi/

proper noun

  • (1451–1512), Italian merchant and explorer. He travelled to the New World, reaching the coast of Venezuela on his first voyage (1499–1500) and exploring the Brazilian coastline in 1501–2. The Latin form of his first name is believed to have given rise to the name of America.