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America... the name

Post  Dzazo on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:35 am

The continent was named after the Italian explorer Americo Vespucci (who named himself Americus Vespucius in Latin), who, following his four voyages to the Americas, first developed the idea that the newly discovered western lands were in fact a continent. In recognition, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller named the new continent after Vespucci's first name. Americo Vespucci was named after Saint Emeric of Hungary. The English name corresponding to Emeric is Henry.

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Post  TamaraG on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:37 am

great topic diego.  cat 

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