Who was the Founder of New York?

As was the case in most of what is now the United States, New York was originally inhabited by Native Americans including the Lenape tribe. The first Europeans arrived in 1524, their leader was Giovanni da Verrazza, he was an Italian who sailed to the new world for the French. The French never colonized the area and it was rediscovered by the English explorer Henry Hudson around 1609-10. Eventually it became a colony, under the Dutch who called the area New Amsterdam in 1625–the date printed on the state seal.