|Samuel de Champlain|
Detail from “Deffaite des Yroquois au Lac de Champlain,” from Champlain’s Voyages (1613). This self-portrait is the only surviving contemporary likeness of the explorer.
baptised August 13, 1574[Note 1]
Brouage or La Rochelle, Aunis, France
|Died||December 25, 1635
Quebec City, Canada
|Occupation||navigator, cartographer, soldier, explorer, administrator and chronicler of New France|
|Known for||exploration of New France, foundation of Quebec City, being called The Father of New France|
I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us.