Did Amerigo Vespucci Have Kids?
No, Amerigo Vespucci did not have any kids.
Though he married Maria Cerezo in 1505 (at age 52); but they gave birth to no children. Probably due to getting married at old age, he was not able to have children.
Because of this particular reason, before a year of Vespucci’s death, he willed all his properties including five household slaves to his wife’s name.
In his will document, he mentioned her as the daughter of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba.
Maria Cerezo was a Spanish woman, they got married in 1505 and their marriage lasted for only 8 years because Vespucci died in 1512.
Due to having no children, he had to devise all his properties for the Spanish woman.
Did You Know?
1. Though Amerigo Vespucci was not a prosecutor or tyrant like Christopher Columbus, but he also owned slaves. Even, for some time, he was involved in the slave trade on the African continent.
2. Amerigo Vespucci was the first person who revealed the actual truth that the landmass Christopher Columbus discovered was not Asia, but a completely new one. Therefore, later, the landmass was named after his name ‘America’.
3. Many historians dolor that the new landmass would need to be named after Christopher Columbus, instead of Amerigo because Columbus was the first person, who discovered it.