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a French missionary explorer in Canada, and a Jesuit priest. In 1649, he arrived in Canada at Tadoussac where he spent many winters among the Montagnais Indians. In 1672, at the time when the Hudson's Bay Company was beginning operations, he was a leader of a French party that went by the Saguenay River, Lake Mistassini, and the Rupert River to Hudson Bay. He may have been the first European to reach Hudson Bay from the Saint Lawrence.
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Charles Albanel16161649
 
16961696, Jun 11

Myles Standish1584 ca1603
 
16561656, Oct 3
 an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He acc...
Antonio Raposo Tavares15981618
 
16581658
 Explored Paraguay River, part of the Andes mountain range, Grande River, MamorĂ© River, Madeira R...
Abel Tasman16031633
 
16591659, Oct 10
 a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the serv...
Abraham Blauvelt1600 ca1630
 
16631663 ca
 a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, after whom both the ...
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier16051630
 
16681689
 a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant tra...
Sir Christopher Myngs16251650
 
 
16691666
  English naval officer and pirate. He first appears prominently as the captain of the Elisabeth, ...
Anthony de la Rocheunknown1674
 
 
1675unknown
 an English merchant born in London to a French Huguenot father and an English mother. During a co...
Willem de Vlamingh1640, Nov 281688
 
1698unknown
 a Dutch sea-captain who explored the central west coast of Australia (then "New Holland") in the ...
Louis Jolliet1645, Sep 211670
 
16991700+
 a French Canadian explorer known for his discoveries in North America. Jolliet and Jesuit Father ...
Lionel Wafer16401679
 
17051705
 a Welsh explorer, buccaneer and privateer. A ship's surgeon, Wafer made several voyages to the So...
William Dampier1651, Sep1673
 
17151715, Mar
 the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumn...
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