Period: Dec 1, 1480 to Dec 1, 1550
Jan 1, 1485
BirthIn 1485 Giovanni de Verrazzano was born. He was born in a small city outside of Florence Italy. THis was the start of the era when people started exploring other lands.
Mar 13, 1507
Coming to France1507 and 1508, Verrazano went to France, where he met with King Francis I. He also came in contact with members of the French navy, and began to get a feel for the navy’s missions.
Aug 9, 1522
Ammo, Cannons & LifeboatsVerrazano and Francis I met between 1522 and 1523, and Verrazano convinced the king that he would be the right man to undertake exploratory voyages to the West on behalf of France, and Francis I signed on. Verrazano prepared four ships, loaded with ammunition, cannons, lifeboats, and scientific equipment. This voyage will last for 8 months.
Jan 17, 1524
Up or What???In the end, only the Delfina was seaworthy, and it headed to the new World during the night of January 17, 1524. Like many explorers of the day, Verrazano was ultimately seeking a passage to the pacific Ocean, and he thought that by sailing along the northern coastline of the New World he would find a passageway to the West Coast of North America.
Mar 2, 1528
Last time?In March 1528, Verrazano left France on his final voyage, yet again seeking the passage to India . The expedition, which included Verrazano’s brother, Girolamo, sailed along the coast of Florida before drifting into the Caribbean Sea. This turned out to me the last mistake the explorer would ever make.
Mar 8, 1528
Hungary enoughAt a stop to be near the island of Guadeloupe, Verrazzano was anchored at sea with his ships when he decided to take a small boat and row to shore by himself. There he fell victim to native cannibals and died,The year was 1528.