Giovanni da Verrazzano


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Noun1.Giovanni da Verrazzano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)Giovanni da Verrazzano - Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
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It was first applied in the New World by Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, who sailed up the east coast of the New World from Cape Fear to Cape Breton in 1524 and gave the name Arcadia to the territory now known as Massachusetts.
Giovanni da Verrazzano was also from a prominent Florentine family and was renowned as the first European to travel to North America since the Norse expeditions.
Fue Giovanni da Verrazzano quien descubrio la zona de Nueva York, y en 1624 la compania de las indias occidentales fundo la villa de Nueva Amsterdam en el extremo sur de Manhattan.