[ver-uh-zah-noh; Italian ver-rah-tsah-naw]
- Gio·van·ni da [jaw-vahn-nee dah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/, c1480–1527?, Italian navigator and explorer.
Also Ver·raz·za·no [ver-raht-tsah-naw] /ˌvɛr rɑtˈtsɑ nɔ/, Ver·ra·za·ni [ver-rah-tsah-nee] /ˌvɛr rɑˈtsɑ ni/.
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In November, an Instagram site called “bestofmy” singled out a photo she took of the sun setting behind the Verrazano Bridge.Sarai Sierra, American Slain in Istanbul, Was an Artist in the Making
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Fires were blazing all along the coast as far as the eye could reach, and Verrazano knew by that that the country was inhabited.
Verrazano stayed here some fifteen days, pleasantly entertained by the natives, and finding them always friendly and trustful.
But Verrazano landed in spite of the opposition of the Indians, and went several miles into the country.
The coast names north of Florida seem to have been obtained from the Verrazano sources of 1524.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I
Edward Luther Stevenson
A few years after the death of Verrazano they sent out another expedition, in charge of Cartier (car-ty).The Story of the Thirteen Colonies</p>
H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
- Giovanni da (dʒoˈvanni da). ?1485–?1528, Florentine navigator; the first European to sight what was to become New York (1524)
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