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Champlain Samuelde

Champlain, Samuel de, French naval officer and explorer, was born in 1567 at Brouage, in Saintonge. During the years 1604-7, having made his first voyage to Canada in 1603, he explored the coasts, and in 1608 he founded Quebec. In 1620 he was appointed governor of Canada, and was captured by the English in 1629. Released in 1632 he went back to Canada, where he died in 1635. He wrote an account of his voyages.