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La Vé·ren·drye(lä vā-räN-drē′), Sieur de Title of Pierre Gaultier de Varennes. 1685-1749.
French-Canadian explorer who established a chain of trading posts in New France, thus breaking Britain's virtual monopoly on the Canadian fur trade.
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