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 Giovanni da Verrazano

Giovanni da Verrazano

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Death 1528 (aged 42–43)
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 6621762 · View Source
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Explorer. Born in Tuscany, Italy, he was a skilled ship pilot employed by the King of France on behalf of the French maritime service. He was sent on the first voyages in 1524, to find a northwestern sea passage to China and capture Spanish ships. He is most noted as the first European to sight New York and Narragansett Bays. In 1528, during his third voyage to North America, exploring near Florida, Verrazano anchored his fleet and rowed ashore, probably to the Island of Guadeloupe. There with the shore party, he was killed by the native Carib inhabitants and never returned to his anchored fleet. The Verrazano Narrows at the mouth of New York harbor are named after him.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 19 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6621762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Giovanni da Verrazano (1485–1528), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6621762, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed.