Definition of Champlain, Samuel de in English:

Champlain, Samuel de

Line breaks: Sam¦uel de Cham|plain
Pronunciation: /ʃamˈpleɪn
 
, ʃɑ̃plɛ̃/
( 1567–1635), French explorer and colonial statesman. He established a settlement at Quebec in 1608, developing alliances with the indigenous peoples, and was appointed Lieutenant Governor in 1612.

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