Famous Le Marche People | In search of the Mississippi's source: Giacomo Costatino Beltrami | History | Scoop.it

"Born in 1779 in the Lombardy region of Italy, Giacomo Costantino Beltrami achieved fame and fortune at a young age. When political pressure and personal loss spurred him to leave home, he set out to explore the world. Today he is best known for an account of his travels through present-day Minnesota, and for his claim to have found the source of the Mississippi River.[...]
Several Minnesota landmarks reflect Beltrami's renown as an explorer of the Upper Mississippi. Beltrami County, Beltrami Island State Forest, and the Beltrami neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis are named in his honor."
But who was Giacomo Costantino Beltrami? Why it is considered an illustrious acquired Le Marche citizen?

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