V is for Verrazzano
Giovianni de Varizano
Giovanni da Verrazzano was born around 1485 in Italy.
Later, when he grew up, he worked for France as a navigator.
He really isn't famous, but might have been the person to
discover North America. Giovanni sailed the Daulphine to
explore the Atlantic Ocean, the border of Maine, Virginia and the
Chesapeake Bay. He may have been the first European person to explore
the Chesapeake Bay. He died about 1528.