Samuel de Champlain

1567 - 1635

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Samuel de Champlain (French: [samɥɛl də ʃɑ̃plɛ̃]; c. 13 August 1567 – 25 December 1635) was a French colonist, navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean, and founded Quebec, and New France, on 3 July 1608. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel de Champlain has received more than 1,980,681 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Samuel de Champlain is the 57th most popular explorer (down from 52nd in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from France (down from 669th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Explorer.

Samuel de Champlain is most famous for his exploration of the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River.

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Among explorers, Samuel de Champlain ranks 57 out of 405Before him are Diego de Almagro, William Adams, Ernest Shackleton, John Smith, Hernando de Soto, and William Baffin. After him are Hanno the Navigator, Richard Francis Burton, James Clark Ross, Diogo Cão, Jules Dumont d'Urville, and Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar.

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Among people born in 1567, Samuel de Champlain ranks 5Before him are Claudio Monteverdi, Francis de Sales, Maurice, Prince of Orange, and Date Masamune. After him are Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Sanada Yukimura, Jacques Clément, Eleanor de' Medici, Willem Schouten, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, and Honoré d'Urfé. Among people deceased in 1635, Samuel de Champlain ranks 3Before him are Lope de Vega and Wilhelm Schickard. After him are Jacques Callot, Zacharias Janssen, Reza Abbasi, Joos de Momper, Fakhr al-Din II, Friedrich Spee, Elisabeth of Lorraine, Luke Foxe, and Alessandro Tassoni.

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In France

Among people born in France, Samuel de Champlain ranks 693 out of 5,234Before him are Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), René Clair (1898), Chlodomer (495), Joanna of Bourbon (1338), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), and Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489). After him are Jean Jaurès (1859), William Longsword (893), Sophie Marceau (1966), Jacques Anquetil (1934), Paul Mauriat (1925), and Louise of Savoy (1476).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Samuel de Champlain ranks 7Before him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Jeanne Baret (1740), Pytheas (-380), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741). After him are Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), Jean Chardin (1643), and Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier (1705).