Médard Chouart des Groseilliers ( Events March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery). ...1618_ The year 1696 had the earliest equinoxes and solstices for 400 years in the Gregorian calendar, because this year is a leap year and the Gregorian calendar would have behaved like the Julian calendar since March 1500 had it have been in use that long. ...1696) was a France _ Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...French explorer and The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ...fur trader in Canada is an independent sovereign state in northern North America, the northern_most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ...Canada.
Des Groseilliers, a The coureurs des bois (runners of the woods) or voyageurs (travellers) is the name given to the men who engaged in the fur trade directly with the Amerindians in North America from the time of New France up through the 19th century, when much of the continent was still mostly...coureur des bois ("runner of the woods"), worked with the The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ...Jesuit A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ...missionaries among the This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ...Hurons near The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. ...Lake Huron in the Centuries: 16th century _ 17th century _ 18th century Decades: 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s _ 1640s _ 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s Years: 1640 1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 1649 Events and Trends The personal union of the crowns of Spain and Portugal ends due to a revolution in the...1640s. From Events April 5 _ Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo_Dutch War. ...1654 to Events Masuria is devastated during the Deluge when it was raided by Tartars and Poles End of the war started in 1648 between Poland, Ducal Prussia, Russia and Transylvania. ...1656 he explored what is now northern Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) _ Land 917,741 km² _ Water 158,654 km² (14. ...Ontario, and was one of the first to reach The Great Lakes from space; Lake Superior is on the upper left Lake Superior is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ...Lake Superior. The First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer_Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which...natives told him of the vast fur_trading areas to the north and west of the lake, around Hudson Bay is a large body of water in northeastern Canada. ...Hudson Bay. In Events May 25 _ Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ...1659, with fellow coureur de bois Pierre_Esprit Radisson (c. ...Pierre_Esprit Radisson (whose sister des Groseilliers had married), returned to the area and brought back thousands of furs. The officials in New France (French: la Nouvelle_France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ...New France, however, who were opposed to the independent spirit of the coureurs de bois, confiscated their furs and arrested them for trading without a license.
In Events Samuel Pepys stopped writing his diary. ...1669 they joined the Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Official language None; English is de facto Capital London Capitals coordinates 51° 30 N, 0° 10 W Largest city London Area _ Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population _ Total (2001) _ Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831...English and led them, in the ship Nonsuch, into Hudson Bay from the north, bypassing the land route from New France. After this successful expedition, the English founded the The Hudsons Bay Company building in Montreal The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC) is the oldest corporation in Canada and is one of the oldest in the world still in existence. ...Hudson's Bay Company in Events January 21 – Highwayman Claude Duval is executed in Tyburn, Middlesex April _ Pope Clement X is elected. ...1670.
Both Radisson and des Groseilliers were considered traitors by the French, but unlike Radisson, des Groseilliers was eventually allowed to return to New France. He helped lead raids against his former English allies, destroying many of their new trading posts along Hudson Bay. He died in New France in 1696.
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