Giovanni da Verrazano


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Noun1.Giovanni da Verrazano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)Giovanni da Verrazano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
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La historia inicial de la ciudad se remonta a 1524 cuando el explorador Giovanni Da Verrazano llega a ese lugar donde luego se funda un primer asentamiento europeo en 1614.
In 1524 the Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing for the French crown, was so impressed by the beauty of the North American coast that he christened it 'Arcadia,' after a prose pastorale of the same name published in 1502, a work that popularized the notion of a rural 'golden age' among the ancients," observes Yale University history professor John Mack Faragher in his book A Great And Noble Scheme.
Three years after <IR> HERNANDO CORTES </IR> conquered Mexico in 1521, <IR> GIOVANNI DA VERRAZANO </IR> explored the coast of North America from North Carolina to Maine.