Giovanni Da Verrazzano

Giovanni Da Verrazzano (HMX4C)

Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 43.152', W 75° 4.59'

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Born c. 1485 — Died c. 1528

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A native of Val Di Greve in the Tuscany regionof Italy, he studied navigation as a young manand became a master mariner. He was engagedby the King of France to lead a voyage toNorth America in 1524. The purpose of Verrazzano'sjourney was to learn more about the continent.Traveling in a small ship known as the Dauphine,he explored coastal areas from the present-dayState of North Carolina to Canada, observing the natural abundance of the land and thevibrant culture of its native peoples. Hisvoyage is the earliest documented Europeanexploration of this part of the Atlantic Coast.
This monument rests upon stone from Castellodi Verrazzano, the explorer's ancestral home.

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In Commemoration of
Voyage to

erected by the
Delaware Commission on
Italian Heritage and Culture
HM NumberHMX4C
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 493349 N 4285619
Decimal Degrees38.71920000, -75.07650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.152', W 75° 4.59'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 9.12" N, 75° 4' 35.40" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142-202 N Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, US
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