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Jean-Baptiste de La Vérendrye


La Vérendrye, Jean Baptiste de (1713-1736), fur-trader, was born at Sorel, Canada, on September 5, 1713, the eldest son of Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye. He accompanied his father to the West in 1731, and in 1734 he founded Fort Maurepas on the Red river. On June 8 1736, he met his death at the hands of the Indians on an island in lake Superior. See Rev. T. J. Campbell, Out of the grave, the discovery of Fort St. Charles in 1908 (Bulletin de la Société Historique de Saint Boniface, vol. v, pt. 3).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 4.




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