Samuel de Champlain. The Father of New France a French explorer navigator Cartographer Soldier geographer ethnologist diplomat chronicler . He is:. Antoine de Champlain Marguerite Leroy Samuel de Champlain + Helene Boulle (married in 1610)
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Samuel de Champlain
The Father of New France
a French explorer
Antoine de Champlain Marguerite Leroy
Samuel de Champlain + Helene Boulle (married in 1610)
Date of birth: August 13, 1574
Place of birth: the village of Brouage, ancient Province of Saintonge
Samuel de Champlain’ssignature
-Champlain'sschool education was limited,because Brouagewas the occasion of frequent struggles, during the civil wars of the time, and his active habits and excellent common-sense led him to educate himself.
-He often came in contact with men of high character, connected with the military and commercial departments.
- he paid considerable attention to the study and practice of drawing
-Joined the French Army at age 20
-Fought in the war between the Protestants -and the Catholics
-Fought on the Catholic side
-Served in the army until 1598
Champlain became involved with group who were interested in the fur trade and in 1603 was dispatched for North America.He used his cartographers skills and produced a map of the St Lawrence river and upon his return to France published the map.
Champlain was chosen to be geographer on an expedition to Acadia. They landed in May on the southeast coast of Nova Scotia and Champlain was asked to choose a location for a temporary settlement. He explored the Bay of Fundy and St. John River area before selecting a small island in the St. Croix River. The team built a fort and spent the winter there.
-1620 – 1635: Commander of New France
After 1620 Champlain focused on governing Quebec
-1628: War between England and France
-1629: Surrendered Quebec to English
Held prisoner in England
-1632: Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
England gave Quebec back to France
-Founder of first permanent European settlement in Canada
-founded Quebec, Montreal
-Discovered Lake Champlain
-Created detailed maps of Atlantic coast and St. Lawrence River
-Strove to establish peaceful relations with the many Indian nations he encountered
Was prepared and done by
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