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* 1452 or 1454 in Florence
+ 1512 in Sevilla
Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer
who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts
as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages,
but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to people of the Old World.
2017 J. Giesen