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Samuel de Champlain
Birth: 1567
Departement de la Charente-Maritime
Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Dec. 25, 1635
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada

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) 
Family links: 
  Hope de Champlain (1612 - 1636)*
  Charity de Champlain (1614 - 1688)*
  Faith de Champlain (1618 - 1638)*
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Notre Dame De Quebec Basilica-Cathedral
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
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Record added: Aug 07, 2002
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Samuel de Champlain
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For a great man. Rest in Peace.
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