Champlain Samuel de
Cham·plain(shăm-plān′, shäN-plăN′), Samuel de 1567?-1635.
French explorer who founded Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia (1605) and established a settlement (1608) on the site of present-day Quebec.
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