Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain

Birth
Hiers-Brouage, Departement de la Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 25 Dec 1635 (aged 67–68)
Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
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Memorial ID 6668364 · View Source
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Explorer. He was a navigator and mapmaker, whom became known as the father of New France, which was the French part of Canada. In 1603, he went on his first voyage to Canada, as geographer on a fur-trading expedition. He explored up the Saguenay, St. Lawrence and Richelieu rivers, collecting information to make a very accurate maps of Canada from Hudson Bay in the north down to the Great Lakes. He made a trip to North America in 1604, exploring the Atlantic coast from the Bay of Fundy down to Cape Cod, in search of a permanent location for a French settlement. On his third trip in 1608, he founded a settlement and trading post along the St. Lawrence River. The post became the city of Quebec. It was the first permanent white settlement in Canada and makes Quebec the oldest city in Canada. For the rest of his life, he traveled between France and Canada, exploring and mapping North America.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel de Champlain (1567–25 Dec 1635), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6668364, citing Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .