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Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain , "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608....
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1604
6.24.1604
Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1608
6.3.1608
Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
7.3.1608
Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
7.30.1608
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1616
7.11.1616
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1633
3.1.1633
Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.