Site of Samuel De Champlain Battle Against the Iroquois 1615
Samuel de Champlain (Québec 1603)
Samuel de Champlain, known as "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He made from 21-29 trips across the Atlantic, and founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped found the settlements.