Chronicles of Canada Volume 03 – Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain
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Champlain, Samuel de. Explorer, geographer, and colonizer. He was born in Brouage, a town on the Biscay Bay. His parents did not belong to the upper class of Saintonge. Since he was a child, he was passionate about the ocean, and in his adulthood, he served as a soldier in the Wars of League. He was a devout Catholic and was a trustworthy to Henry Navarre. During the Peace of Vervins, he went back to the ocean to go see the Spanish West Indies and Mexico. After which, he wrote his first published work, the Bref Discours.
He then journeyed to the St. Lawrence, which he came up to the extent of the Lachine Rapids. He became active in the bid of De Monts to create a French city state in Acadia, during the discovery of the seaboard from Cape Breton to Martha’s Vineyard. Thereafter, he revisited the St. Lawrence and explored Quebec. He found the Lake Champlain and first battled with the Iroquois. He went up to the Ottawa near La Coulange and stayed at the Georgian Bay and was invited to go together with the Hurons, along with their allies, on their failed conquest into the state of the Iroquois. Conquering primarily in all efforts to save the society at Quebec and form trade and industry on the lower part of St. Lawrence. He was then imprisoned in London by Kirke and when Quebec was given up, but after its downturn to France resumed and persisted in Canada up to his last breath, on Christmas Day.
New France was the area colonized by France in North America at the start of the conquest of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and concluding with the assignment of New France to Spain and Great Britain in 1763.
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