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Giovanni de Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano or Verrazano[1] (US: /ˌvɛrəˈzɑːnoʊ, –ətˈsɑː-/ VERR-ə-ZAH-noh, -⁠ət-SAH-,[2][3][4][5] Italian: [dʒoˈvanni da (v)verratˈtsaːno]; 1485–1528) was an Italian explorer[6][7] of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is renowned as the first European to explore the Atlantic coast …

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