Giovanni da Verrazzano

Explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano Full Name: Giovanni da Verrazzano
Nationality: Florentine

Profession: Explorer
Why Famous: Renowned as the first European since the Norse expeditions to North America around AD 1000 to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between Florida and New Brunswick, including New York Bay and Narragansett Bay in 1524.

Historical Events in the Life of Giovanni da Verrazzano

  • 1524-01-17 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.

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