Definition of Champlain, Samuel de in English:

Champlain, Samuel de

proper noun

  • (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.

Pronunciation

Champlain, Samuel de

/ʃamˈpleɪn//ʃɑ̃plɛ̃/