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Who was the explorer who founded Quebec?

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Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. The founding of Quebec was a landmark moment for France as it was the beginning of Canada and one of the first real successes for France in the new world.

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Who was the explorer who founded Quebec?
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Champlain was sent up the St. Lawrence River on the orders of Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons. The goal was to set up a monopoly on fur trading in the region. When Champlain arrived, he found that the native Iroquois of the area had left, and he was free to set up a trading post and a small wooden fort. Champlain was part of Quebec's city planning and defense planning for the next 20 years.

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