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oct 19, 1519 - Verrazano

Description:

Born: 1485

Origin: Florence, Italy

Permission: King of Italy

Motivation: Verrazzano was ultimately looking for a passage to the pacific to Asia.

Where did he go?: When he was attacked by the Spanish, they were able to spot land in what is now known as Cape Fear, North Carolina. 1520

Accomplishments: He discovered New York Harbor, Block Island, Narragansett Bay.

Interesting Fact: He was eaten by cannibals.

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Date:

oct 19, 1519
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