S: Amerigo vespucci's and prince henry's dreams
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FC: Amerigo Vespucci's & prince henry's dreams by Kara Kohler
1: Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy on March 9, 1451. He checked out of Earth in 1522-1524? The exact date of his death is unknown. | As a young boy he loved to learn, and often dreamed about becoming a mapmaker. Soon afterward, his dreams came true. Before he died at age 57, he demonstrated that Asia was not a new world but a new continent.
2: As a young boy he was sent to explore the coasts of South America. Originally he was a mapmaker, but soon realized that Columbus had discovered a new land, launching his career as an explorer.
3: Prince Henry the Navigator was born in Portugal around 1394-1397. The exact date of his birth is unknown.
4: Henry opened a prestigious navigation school for the best ship captains, cartographers, and ship designers. Henry sent over 5 ships, which were all unsuccessful. Even though he loved the seas, he never went on one of his expeditions himself. Perhaps as a result, he died soon after his last expedition, at age 66.
5: The author was born in Lancaster, PA, and currently attend Washington Heights Elementary. She greatly looks forward to afternoons with her dog, Biscuit, and weekends with her ipod.