Who gave the state of Florida its name?

Who gave the state of Florida its name?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2:49 AM

Who gave the state of Florida its name?

· Sir Francis Drake

· John Cabot

· Henry Hudson

· Juan Ponce de León

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Answer: In pursuit of a rumored fountain of youth located on an island known as Bimini, Juan Ponce de León set sail from Puerto Rico in March 1513. The following month, the expedition landed on the coast of what is now Florida. At the time, Ponce de León thought that he had landed on another island, and not the coast of mainland North America. He named the site Florida (meaning "flowery"), in reference to its lush floral vegetation and because he discovered it at Easter time, which Spaniards referred to as Pascua Florida ("feast of flowers").

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