Amerigo Vespucci by Maclain Whisker
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Amerigo Vespucci was born on March 9, 1454, in Florence, Italy. He had two older brothers.
Vespucci's uncle sent him on a brief mission to Paris. This trip kindled a love for travelling and exploring in the young man.
Vespucci began working in a banking career to please his parents.
Vespucci got married to a woman named Maria Cerezo.
During the 1490s Vespucci got to meet Christopher Columbus after he returned from his voyage to America. This interaction further kindled Vespucci’s desire to travel around the world.
Vespucci's curiosity about new lands had been aroused by Columbus, even though he was no longer young (he was in his 40's), he wanted to see them himself.
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