LATINIZED AMERICUS VESPUCIUS AMERIGO VESPUCCI
\lˈatɪnˌa͡ɪzd ɐmˈɛɹɪkəs vɛspjˈuːʃəs ˈaməɹˌɪɡə͡ʊ vˈɛspuːt͡ʃˌa͡ɪ], \lˈatɪnˌaɪzd ɐmˈɛɹɪkəs vɛspjˈuːʃəs ˈaməɹˌɪɡəʊ vˈɛspuːtʃˌaɪ], \l_ˈa_t_ɪ_n_ˌaɪ_z_d ɐ_m_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_s v_ɛ_s_p_j_ˈuː_ʃ_ə_s ˈa_m_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ_ɡ_əʊ v_ˈɛ_s_p_uː_tʃ_ˌaɪ]\
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The celebrated Italian navigator, eponymus of the New World; born at Florence, March 9, 1451; died at Seville, Feb. 22, 1512. His "Letters" (1502), giving an account of his voyages, especially of the voyage of 1501, were translated into Latin, Italian, French, and German, and were widely circulated. He wrote a diary called "The Four Journals", after his fourth voyage. The suggestion to name the newly discovered continent "America" was first offered by Martin Wald-seemuller of St. Die in Lorraine, in his work "Introduction to Cosmography" (1507).
By Charles Dudley Warner