|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|