Giovanni De Verranzo

Giovanni da Verrazzano was born around 1485 near Val di Greve, 30 miles south of Florence, Italy.

Around 1506 or 1507, he began pursuing a maritime career, and in the 1520s, he was sent by King Francis I of France to explore the East Coast of North America for a route to the Pacific.

Giovanni da Verrazzano was an Italian explorer who charted the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor in 1524.

During this period, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci and Ferdinand Magellan were making names for themselves with their explorations on behalf of Spain and Portugal, and Francis I grew concerned as France fell behind in the exploration of the West.
Giovanni da Verrazzano found the Carolinas including the New York Harbor in 1524.
in the 1520s, he was sent by King Francis I of France to explore the East Coast of North America for a route to the Pacific.

Giovanni da Verrazzano voyage took about 4 years,he charted the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor.

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