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Thornton expeditionFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article inItalian. (March 2021) Click [show] for important translation instructions.Part of a series onEuropean colonizationof the AmericasAmericas (orthographic projection).svgFirst wave of EuropeancolonizationBritishCuronianDanishDutchFrenchGermanHospitallerNorsePortugueseRussianScottishSpanishBasqueSwedishItalianColonization of CanadaColonization of the UnitedStatesDecolonizationP history.svg History portalvteFerdinando I ordered an expedition in order to create a Tuscan settlement on theterritory of modern French GuianaThe Thornton expedition was a 1608 Tuscan expedition under Captain Robert Thornton,an Englishman, sent by Ferdinando I of Tuscany to explore northern Brazil and theAmazon River and prepare for the establishment of a settlement in northern coastalSouth America, which would serve as a base to export Brazilian wood to RenaissanceItaly. The area that Thornton considered as a possible site of a Tuscan colony nowlies in modern French Guiana, near Cayenne,[1] which would be colonised by France

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