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Encyclopedia > Louis Hennepin
A painting of Father Louis Hennepin discovering Saint Anthony Falls.
A painting of Father Louis Hennepin discovering Saint Anthony Falls.

Father Louis Hennepin, baptized Antoine, (12 May 1626c. 1705) was a Catholic priest and missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order (French: Récollets) and an explorer of the interior of North America. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam; there is also a lower dam. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (133rd in leap years). ... Events September 30 - Nurhaci, chieftain of the Jurchens and founder of the Qing Dynasty dies and is succeeded by his son Hong Taiji. ... The designation C: (sometimes C: ) is the drive letter that refers to the main partition (or portion of an hard drive) on an MS-DOS or Windows personal computer. ... // Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... This article is about the sacrament. ... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... The Recollets (English: Recollects) were a French branch of the Roman Catholic order, the Franciscans (Latin: Ordo Fratrum Minorum), first established in France about 1570. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Hennepin was born in Ath, province of Hainaut, Belgium, but became French in 1659, when Béthune, the town where he lived, was captured by the army of Louis XIV of France. This article is about the Belgian municipality. ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Béthune is a city and commune of northern France, sous-préfecture of the Pas-de-Calais département. ... Sun King redirects here. ...


At the request of Louis XIV the Récollets sent four missionaries to New France in May 1675, including Hennepin, accompanied by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. In 1678 Hennepin was ordered by his provincial superior to accompany La Salle on a voyage to explore the western part of New France. Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... Events January 5 - The Battle of Turckeim June 18 - Battle of Fehrbellin August 10 - King Charles II of England places the foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London - construction begins November 11 - Guru Gobind Singh becomes the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. ... Engraving of La Salle René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French cleric and explorer. ... Events August 10 - Treaty of Nijmegen ends the Dutch War. ...


Two great waterfalls were brought to the world's attention by Louis Hennepin: Niagara Falls, with the most voluminous flow of any in North America, and the Saint Anthony Falls in what is now Minneapolis, the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. Hopetoun Falls near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation. ... For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam; there is also a lower dam. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ...

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Named after Hennepin

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixel Image in higher resolution (1421 × 868 pixel, file size: 302 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) taken by William Wesen 9/13/06 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixel Image in higher resolution (1421 × 868 pixel, file size: 302 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) taken by William Wesen 9/13/06 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Hennepin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Louis Hennepin. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Hennepin Avenue is a major street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, running from Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis southwest Uptown district to Northeast Minneapolis via downtown. ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Bridges in Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Minnesota history | Mississippi River ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ... Father Hennepin State Park is a state park in central Minnesota on Mille Lacs Lake. ... Isle is a city located in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. ... The City of Champlin is in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam Saint Anthony Falls, or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only waterfall on the Mississippi River until it was replaced by a series of dams in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Xcel Energy, Inc. ... An aerial substation A substation is the part of an electricity transmission and distribution system where voltage is transformed from low to high and vice versa using transformers. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Grand Island is a town and an island located in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 18,621. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Pop Culture References to Hennepin

The final track on the 2006 album 13 by Brian Setzer is entitled "The Hennepin Avenue Bridge." Its lyrics tell a ficticious story of Fr. Hennepin and his leap from the Hennepin Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River. 13 is the thirteenth solo album from American musician Brian Setzer. ... Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Books by Hennepin

Hennepin is the author of

  • Description de la Louisiane (Paris, 1683),
  • Nouvelle découverte d'un très grand pays situé dans l'Amérique entre le Nouveau-Mexique et la mer glaciale (Utrecht, 1697), and
  • Nouveau voyage d'un pars plus grand que l'Europe (Utrecht, 1698).

The truth of much of Hennepin's accounts has been called into question — or flatly denied — notably by the American historian Francis Parkman. In the words of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia: Francis Parkman Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Catholic Encyclopedia, also referred to today as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by The Encyclopedia Press. ...

Hennepin has been denounced by many historians and historical critics as an arrant falsifier. Certain writers have sought to repel this charge by claiming that the erroneous statements are in fact interpolations by other persons. The weight of the evidence is however adverse to such a theory.

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AllRefer.com - Louis Hennepin (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia (311 words)
Louis Hennepin[hen´upin] Pronunciation Key, 1640–1701?, French cleric and explorer in North America.
A Franciscan Recollect friar, Hennepin came to Canada in 1675, meeting on the journey La Salle, who made him chaplain of his proposed Western expedition in 1678.
La Salle crossed to the Mississippi by the Illinois route and from there sent Hennepin with the expedition, led by Michel Aco, which was the first to explore the upper Mississippi valley.
Louis Hennepin - definition of Louis Hennepin in Encyclopedia (263 words)
Louis Hennepin, baptized Antoine, (12 May 1626 Ath, province of Hainaut, Belgium - 1705?) was a Catholic priest and missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order (French: Récollet) and a French explorer of the interior of North America.
Two great waterfalls were brought to the world's attention by Louis Hennepin: Niagara Falls, with the most voluminous flow of any in North America, and the Saint Anthony Falls in what is now Minneapolis, the only waterfall on the Mississippi River.
Hennepin County, Minnesota, whose seat is Minneapolis, is named after him, as is a street, Hennepin Avenue, in Minneapolis.
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