Giovanni da Verrazzano

An Italian Explorer

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I'm a single saucy sailor from Florence, Italy. I work for King Francis I of France. I've explored the North East of the Americas for four years looking for a short cut to the pacific. We left the port in Madeira, Spain with four ships. We lost a couple of them in a storm, but that didn't stop us. In the end, however, we didn't find the Northwest passage. I did find Manhattan though and got a bridge named after me though, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York. Also i'm later eaten alive by Natives from Guadalupe.

Finding shortcut through the Americas!

Thursday, Jan. 17th 1524 at 3am

Madeira, Spain

We will surely be the first to find the north west passage!
Giovanni da Verrazzano