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Amerigo Vespucci

Explorer (9-Mar-1454 — 22-Feb-1512)


David Boyle. Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America. New York: Walker & Co.. 2008. 421pp.

Felipe Fernández-Armesto. Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2006. 235pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1506)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.1075)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.790)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1077)

  10. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.15, pp.384-87)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.498)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.705)

  13. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.303)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.164)

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