13 colonies

Topics: Mississippi River, Jacques Cartier, Jacques Marquette Pages: 3 (682 words) Published: October 29, 2014
Samuel de Champlain
Born in 1574
in a small town on the western coast of france
Born a protestant but most likely converted to Catholicism
Died in Quebec 1635 on Christmas Day
He ventured as far as Spain and the West Indies.
He was a geographer for King Henry IV
Joined François Gravé Du Pont's expedition to Canada in 1603 Founded the Canadian city of Quebec on July 3, 1608
He is often called the “Father of New France”
French explorer, navigator, cartographer, soldier, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler Made the first accurate map of the coast
Organized fur trade between Quebec and France

Louis Joliet
1645 - born near Quebec, New France
He was a fur trader
In 1673, he made a trip along the Mississippi River with Jacques Marquette. Using the guidance of the Native Americans, they ended up at the Gulf of Mexico. They were hoping that the river would lead to a passage to Asia. From his journey, the official regional maps of the area were created. Died in 1700.

He was a cartographer. Died in 1700. He was the first white man to traverse the Mississippi River from its confluence with the Wisconsin to the mouth of the Arkansas River in Arkansas. He was a french man. (he found the mississippi)

-the men started their journey on canoe by may
-in 1673 he returned to the fur trading business
-he became famous for his trip and after official regional maps were created -in 1697 he became a hydrography professor in Quebec and died in 1700 -he was coming back from his journey after Marquette died and his canoe capsized -fishermen saved him but his notes were ruined so he wrote things down based on his memory

Giovanni Da Verrazzano
Born in 1485
Died 1528
Born in Val Di Greve Italy
Starting exploring at early age
Egypt and Syria were the first two places he explored
Went to France and met the King
Between 1522, Giovanni convinced the King that he would undertake a voyage conquest to gain riches from the new world...
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