Amerigo Vespucci, Martin Waldsemuller - secret bargain
Some scientists wondered for many years: Was it just to name the forth continent "America"? This research proved that, huge territory, discovered by Christopher Columbus, was named wrongly. Because, Amerigo Vespucci deceived people around him, especially scientists. He used letters, written by Columbus, Diego Chanca and Pero Vaz de Caminha in the New World, when wrote his well-known letters, it turned out that, two of his four travels were false, he approached Colum-bus, learned his secrets and disgraced the admiral owing to those secrets, offered to name the forth continent "America" when he was head navigator of Castile, passed maps, which were considered state secret, to the cartographers. It isn't just to name the continent in honor of such swindler.