Samuel de Champlain Quotes

Sieur de Monts desired to attempt what had been given up in despair, and requested a commission for this purpose of his Majesty, being satisfied that the previous enterprises had failed because the undertakers of them had not received assistance … He proposed to his Majesty a means for covering these expenses, without drawing any thing from the royal revenues; viz., by granting to him the monopoly of the fur-trade in this land

Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
  • Born:
  • Died: December 25, 1635
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Navigator, Cartographer, Soldier, Explorer, Administrator Chronicler New France

Samuel de Champlain, known as "The Father of New France", was a French settler, navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He made from 21-29 trips across the Atlantic, and founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is an important figure in Canadian history due to his creation of the first accurate coastal map and the role he played in the foundation of the settlements.