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  1. Dec 21, 2022 · Samuel de Champlain Heading an expedition that left France in 1608, Champlain undertook his most ambitious project—the founding of Quebec. On earlier expeditions he had been a subordinate, but this time he was the leader of 32 colonists. Champlain and eight others survived the first winter at Quebec and greeted more colonists in June.

  2. Samuel deMarcus ( French: [samɥɛl də ʃɑ̃plɛ̃]; c. 13 August 1567 [2] [Note 1] [Note 2] – 25 December 1635) was a French colonist, navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean, [3] and founded Quebec, and New France, on 3 July 1608.

    • "The Father of New France"
    • Samuel Champlain, 13 August 1567, Brouage or La Rochelle, France
  3. Jun 23, 2021 · Samuel de Champlain was born in 1574 (according to his baptismal certificate, which was discovered in 2012), in Brouage, a small port town in the province of Saintonge, on the western coast of...

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  4. Samuel de Champlain This depiction of Champlain is based on a painting by 19th century Canadian artist, Théophile Hame. Quick Facts Significance: French Explorer and Navigator Place of Birth: Brouage, France Date of Birth: August 13, 1567 Place of Death: Quebec City, Canada Date of Death: December 25, 1635

    • Early Life and Career
    • First Voyages to Canada
    • Settlement at Quebec
    • Relationship with Indigenous People
    • Champlain’s Writings

    There is no authentic portrait of Champlain and little is known about his family background or youth. He may have been baptized a Protestant. It is certain, however, that he was a Catholicas of 1603. In 1613, he wrote that he was interested “from a very young age in the art of navigation, along with a love of the high seas.” By the age of 20, he ha...

    Champlain landed in Canada in 1603, on a voyage up the St. Lawrence River with François Gravé du Pont. At the time, Champlain held no official title. He published an account of this voyage, Des Sauvages, ou, Voyage de Samuel Champlain, in France. It was the first detailed description of the St. Lawrence since Jacques Cartier’s explorations. Since t...

    In 1608, Pierre Dugua de Mons appointed Champlain as his lieutenant; this was his first official title. On 13 April 1608, Champlain set sail from France in Le Don de Dieu. He reached Tadoussac on 3 June. He then resumed his course up the St. Lawrence, arriving off Cap Diamant on 3 July. Champlain later wrote, “I searched for a place suitable for ou...

    Champlain developed a vast trade network by forming and consolidating alliances with the Montagnais of the St. Lawrence, the nations on the Ottawa River, and the Huron of the Great Lakes. These alliances obliged Champlain to support his allies in their wars against the Iroquois, whose territory was to the south of Lake Ontario and into present-day ...

    Champlain left behind a considerable body of writing, largely relating to his voyages. The most important editions of his work are the ones prepared by C.H. Laverdière (1870) and the bilingual edition of H.P. Biggar (1922–36). Champlain’s works are the only written account of New France at the beginning of the 17th century. As a geographerand “arti...

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  5. Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer famous for his journeys in modern day Canada. During his travels, he mapped the Atlantic coast of Canada, parts of the St. Lawrence River, and parts of the Great Lakes. He is best known for establishing the first French settlement in the Canadian territory, and founding the city of Quebec.

  6. Mar 24, 2013 · Samuel de Champlain (August 13, 1574 – December 25, 1635), "The Father of New France", was a French explorer, navigator, cartographer, soldier, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded Quebec City on July 3, 1608 and is important because he made the first accurate map of the coast. A Brief Sketch by: Henry Higgins Hurlbut

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