Samuel de Champlain
Born in 1574
in a small town on the western coast of france
Born a protestant but most likely converted to Catholicism
Died in Quebec 1635 on Christmas Day
He ventured as far as Spain and the West Indies.
He was a geographer for King Henry IV
Joined François Gravé Du Pont's expedition to Canada in 1603 Founded the Canadian city of Quebec on July 3, 1608
He is often called the “Father of New France”
French explorer, navigator, cartographer, soldier, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler Made the first accurate map of the coast
Organized fur trade between Quebec and France
1645 - born near Quebec, New France
He was a fur trader
In 1673, he made a trip along the Mississippi River with Jacques Marquette. Using the guidance ...