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He was key to French expansion in the New World. He also made important explorations of what is now northern New York , the Ottawa River , and the eastern Great Lakes.
He was born about in Brouage, France, a seaport on the Atlantic coast. He died of a stroke on December 25, , in Quebec , New France. Champlain was probably born a commoner, but, after acquiring a reputation as a navigator having taken part in an expedition to the West Indies and Central America , he received an honorary if unofficial title at the court of Henry IV.
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In he accepted an invitation to visit what he called the River of Canada St. Lawrence River. His report on the expedition was soon published in France , and in he accompanied a group of ill-fated settlers to Acadia , a region surrounding the Bay of Fundy. Champlain spent three winters in Acadia—the first on an island in the St. Croix River , where scurvy killed nearly half the party, and the second and third, which claimed the lives of fewer men, at Annapolis Basin.hukusyuu-mobile.com/wp-content/monitor/2487-what-is.php
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During the summers he searched for an ideal site for colonization. His explorations led him down the Atlantic coast southward to Massachusetts Bay and beyond, mapping in detail the harbours that his English rivals had only touched. In the English came to Kennebec now in Maine in southern Acadia.
They spent only one winter there, but the threat of conflict increased French interest in colonization. Heading an expedition that left France in , Champlain undertook his most ambitious project—the founding of Quebec. On earlier expeditions he had been a subordinate, but this time he was the leader of 32 colonists. Champlain and eight others survived the first winter at Quebec and greeted more colonists in June. Allied by an earlier French treaty with the northern Indian tribes , he joined them in defeating Iroquois marauders in a skirmish on Lake Champlain.
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