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Author(s): McCann, Dennis P. | Wißmann, Hans
[German Version] I. General – II. History of Religion I. General Sometime after the Europeans became familiar with the New World, they gave it the name “America.” The German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who was apparently unaware of the great deeds of Christopher Columbus, proposed in 1507 that the hemisphere be named “America” in honor of the voyages of discovery of Amerigo …