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Biography of Louis Hennepin


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Hennepin, Louis. A French recollet friar, missionary, and traveler in North America. Born in Flanders about 1640. At length, Hennepin embarked for Canada, and arrived at Quebec in 1675. Between that period and 1682, he explored the regions afterward called Louisiana, and returning to Europe, published an account of his researches. The geographical portions of his works are feeble, but they present much interest as descriptions of the manners of the people whom the author visited. Hennepin died in Utrecht about 1706.