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Samuel de Champlain (August 13 1574 – December 25, 1635), "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. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements.

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Inauthentic depiction of Champlain, by Théophile Hamel (1870), after the one by Ducornet (d. 1856), based on a portrait of Michel Particelli d'Emery (d. 1650) by Balthasar Moncornet (d. 1668). — No authentic portrait of Champlain is known to exist.[7]

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Royal Doulton Nautical History Series Plate Samuel de Champlain Antique China

Royal Doulton Nautical History Series Plate Samuel de Champlain Antique China by BelieveToBeBeautiful on Etsy

Samuel de Champlain - only pic of him during his lifetime. But completely misrepresents the aboriginals - they are drawn like South American aboriginals

Jul 3, 1608 The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain. Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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