Everyone knows Columbus, but no one knows Vespucci. Nevertheless, Vespucci’s first name “Amerigo” became the name sponsor for the America discovered in 1492. How did it come about? And who was this hardly known Italian? A swindler, as was often claimed later? Or a daring navigator who only realized WHAT Columbus had discovered? The primetime documentary about the man after whom America was named.
A film by Eike Schmitz and Susanne Utzt
ARTE, Saturday, 1.7.23 21:15 hrs.
ZDF/TERRA-X, Sunday, 2.7.23 19:30 hrs.