Who is Samuel de Champlain,whats his background,and how many explorations did he go on?

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  • Samuel de Champlain was a French-Canadian explorer and geographer (cartographer). He was born in in Brouage and died in Quebec in . He was born into a seafaring family.

    Samuel de Champlain has been dubbed ‘founder of Canada’.

    He made his first voyage to Canada in .

    He returned to Canada on his third voyage in when he founded Quebec.

    He was appointed Lieutenant of Canada (by his native France) in .

    When Quebec was taken by the British in the Anglo-French War, he managed to negotiate its return to French rule.

    Sources mention his first and third voyages but omit details on the second.

    Source(s): Howego, Ray – The Book of Exploration. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: , p. –
    Parry, Melanie (ed) – Chambers Biographical Dictionary: Centenary Edition. Edinburgh: Chambers: , p. –
    Waldmann, Werner (ed) – (Fernand Salentiny) The Encyclopedia of World Explorers: From Armstrong to Shackleton: Second Edition. Lisse: Rebo: , pp. , ff

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