Picture of Giovanni da Verrazzano
 

Giovanni da Verrazzano

  • Interesting Facts and information about Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Short Biography about the life of Giovanni da Verrazzano - Italian Explorer and Navigator
  • Facts, Timeline and History of Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Famous Explorer - Timeline and Biography

Picture of Giovanni da Verrazzano

 
 

Giovanni da Verrazzano

(AKA da Verazzano & da Verrazano )

Biography, Timeline & Facts about the famous explorer, explorations & voyages in the
Age of Exploration

 
 
 

Short Biography of the life of Giovanni da Verrazzano - Italian Explorer and Navigator

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Giovanni da Verrazzano:

  • Nationality - Italian who sailed for France
  • Lifespan - 1485 - 1528
  • Family - Noble Italian family
  • Education - Well educated befitting the status of his family
 
  • Career - Italian Explorer and Navigator
  • Famous for : Exploring the northeast coast of North America from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Maine
  • He also discovered Manhattan and was the first European to enter New York bay

Facts, Timeline & History about the life of Giovanni da Verrazzano -
Italian Explorer and Navigator

The following are additional facts and a timeline about the life and history of Giovanni da Verrazzano:

  • 1485: Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in at Val di Greve, near Florence, Italy
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano came from a good Italian family and was a well educated Renaissance man
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano travelled the seas as a pirate, or Privateer sailing for King Francis I of France, attacking ships belonging to the Spanish and the Portuguese
 
 
  • 1522: Giovanni da Verrazzano captured a Spanish treasure ship sent from Mexico, by Hernando Cortes, to King Charles V of Spain. The value of gold on the treasure ship was valued at nearly two million dollars
  • 1524 January: Giovanni da Verrazzano was commissioned by Francis I to command a voyage of discovery to the New World
  • His ship was called La Dauphine
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano explored the  coast of North America - Cape Fear, New York Bay, the North Carolina coast, Maine and Nova Scotia
  • He also discovered a "beautiful" harbor naming it Angouleme - it would later be called Manhattan. He set anchor in the the straight between Staten Island and Long Island, where he received a canoe party of Lenape
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano returned to Dieppe in France to report his findings
  • He made two more trips to the New World, including a voyage to Brazil
  • 1527: Giovanni da Verrazzano was apparently captured by his old enemy - the Spanish
  • 1527: Giovanni da Verrazzano was reportedly executed at Puerto del Pico, Spain in November, 1527 for Piracy

Interesting Facts, Timeline and Information about Giovanni da Verrazzano
Some interesting facts and biography information about the History, Life & Times of Giovanni da Verrazzano

Famous Explorers - Giovanni da Verrazzano - Italian Explorer and Navigator.

 

Additional details, timelines, facts, history and information about the famous European Explorers and events in the great Age of Exploration and Elizabethan Times can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap

Giovanni da Verrazzano

  • Interesting Facts and information about Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Short Biography and Timeline about the life of Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Facts, Story and History about Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Major voyages of discovery and exploration
  • Famous Explorer - Timeline, Story and Biography
  • Important accomplishments, dates and events in the life and history of Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • European Exploration
  • Famous European Explorers
 
 

Queen Elizabeth's Coat of Arms

 

Queen Elizabeth's Coat of Arms

Giovanni da Verrazzano

 

Privacy Statement

Copyright Info

Cookie Policy

By Linda Alchin