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Samuel de Champlain



Samuel de Champlain - Explorer | Mini Bio | BIO

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The Mystery of Champlain



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.
  • Personal 

  • Birth year, location and family 

  • Early travels 

  • Founding of Quebec 

  • Marriage 

  • Relations and war with Native Americans 

  • Exploration of New France 

  • Military expedition 

  • Improving administration in New France 

  • Last return, and last years working in Quebec 

  • Death and burial 

  • Legacy 

  • Notes and references