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Summary

Samuel de Champlain (born as Samuel Champlain in Brouage, Province of Saintonge, France, died in Quebec, Canada, New France) was a famous Explorer from France, who lived between 1567 AC and December 25, 1635.

Biography

Samuel de Champlain "father of New France" was a son of a naval captain, he was also respected because of his good navigator skills, map design, sailor and founder of Québec City. He also had great influence in opening the French trade to North America. It is his merit that there are French-Canadians today. He is called "the father of New France" because he devoted his life to creating a rich French in Canada and called it New France.

In 1593 Samuel de Champlain was part of an expedition to Canada and explored the St. Lawrence River up to Lacinefossen. When he returned to France, he became King Henry IV to finance an expedition to colonize the area along the St. Lawrence River. Champlain sailed with 28 companions, went up the river and founded a trading station in 1608. It was to Quebec, Canada's first city. He continued to explore the area and stayed in Canada the rest of his life. In 1663, 28 years after his death the Québec capital of New France.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Samuel.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_de_Champlain

Famous quotes by Samuel de Champlain (2)


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"They might in the future more than ever before engage in hunting beavers"
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"I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us"


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