Samuel de Champlain Quotes

The inclinations of men differ according to their varied dispositions; and each one in his calling has his particular end in view. Some aim at gain, some at glory, some at the public weal.




Samuel de Champlain, 1567?-1635, French Colonist of Canada, Voyages, 1604

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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.