The life of Samuel de Champlain

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Born in Bouage Saintonge, France 1567 and Died December 25th 1635

1567 - 1635

Geographer for King Henry the IV 1601-1603

1601 - 1603

First trip to North America in 1603

1603

Explored South of the Saint Lawrence River 1604

1604

Founded Quebec City in 1608

1608

Discovered Lake Champlain in 1609

1609

Strengthened friendship with local tribes & helped in war against Iroquois 1609

1609

Marriage and children

Had no children of his own

1610

Married 12 year old Helene Boulle in 1610

1610

Adopted 3 Montagnais girls Faith, Hope and Charity 1627-1628

1627