(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)
Some historical titles are more well-deserved than others. Louis Braille deserves far more credit than he gets, as many are probably unaware that the term “braille” derives from the name of the man who made it possible for the blind to read. On the flip side, Amerigo Vespucci, from whose name the geographical name “America” was created to describe the majority of the Western Hemisphere, was fairly lackluster as an explorer compared to others of his generation. Still, his name has become affiliated with some of the greatest businesses, halls of government, and other paragons of world culture throughout the modern world.