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Columbus did not see himself as solely responsible for the discovery of what he felt were the Indies. He acknowledged the hand of God in his work. “When I was very young,” wrote Columbus “I went to sea to sail and I continue to do it today…. I have found Our Lord very well disposed towards my desire, and I have from him the spirit of intelligence for carrying it out. He had bestowed the marine arts upon me in abundance and that which is necessary to me from astrology, geometry, and drawing spheres and situating upon them the twons, the rivers, mountains, islands and ports, each in its proper place.”
Amerigo Vespucci is one of the two men included in this research who are not of the eighteenth or early nineteenth century. Amerigo played a significant role in the establishment of America. He was the first to establish that America was a new continent and not a part of Asia.
Amerigo’s legacy is not only his name, but in his dignity and devotion to the divine. Amerigo had believed for years before any actual discovery that there was a New World.