c. 1470-c. 1521
German clergyman and cartographer who coined the name America for the New World. Waldseemüller read of Amerigo Vespucci's
explorations in a 1504 l...
The German geographer and cartographer Martin Waldseemüller (ca. 1470-ca. 1518) was the first to suggest that the newly discovered landmass in the New World should be called America.Martin Waldse...