12 min

The First Name of New York Was French La Culture Oui, But Why?

    • Arts

The French King Francis the First sent the explorer Giovanni de Verrazano to find a road to Asia. Verrazano arrived in New York in April 16, 1524 aboard La Dauphone. He called the bay "Marguerite" after Francis the First's sister and called the land Angouleme as Francis I was also Count of Angouleme. A copy of Verrazano's report sits at the Morgan Library in a secluded room. The report was rediscovered in 1946 by a teacher from the Lycee Francais de New York, a bilingual private school in Manhattan. French movie director Marie-France Brière told this whole story in her documentary film "If New York Was Called Angouleme". In this episod, librarian Damien Renon and Director Marie-France Briere are intyerviewed

The French King Francis the First sent the explorer Giovanni de Verrazano to find a road to Asia. Verrazano arrived in New York in April 16, 1524 aboard La Dauphone. He called the bay "Marguerite" after Francis the First's sister and called the land Angouleme as Francis I was also Count of Angouleme. A copy of Verrazano's report sits at the Morgan Library in a secluded room. The report was rediscovered in 1946 by a teacher from the Lycee Francais de New York, a bilingual private school in Manhattan. French movie director Marie-France Brière told this whole story in her documentary film "If New York Was Called Angouleme". In this episod, librarian Damien Renon and Director Marie-France Briere are intyerviewed

12 min

Top Podcasts In Arts