Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705

Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (HMNQ2)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON 15282 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 5.033', W 79° 4.626'

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Born and educated in Belgium, Hennepin was ordained a Recollet (Franciscan) friar in France. He was an adventurer at heart and undertook priestly duties in several European countries before being sent to New France as a missionary in 1675. In 1679-80 he accompanied Cavelier de La Salle on his exploration of the Mississippi River. Back in France, Hennepin published a lively account of his travels, Description de la Louisiane (1683), which enjoyed widespread popularity in Europe. Hennepin provided a striking account of 17th-century North America and his book contains the first recorded description of "the Wonders of that prodigious Cascade", Niagara Falls.

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N? et eduqu? en Belgique, Louis Hennepin est ordonn? moine r?collet (franciscain) en France. Ayant une c?ur d'adventurier, il entreprand d'accomplir ses devoirs sacerdoteaux dans plusiers pays europ?ens, avant d'?tre envoy? en Nouvelle France comme missionaire, en 1675. En 1679-1680, il accompagne Cavelier de La Salle dan son exploration du fleuve Mississippi. De retour en France, Louis Hennipin publie une compte rendu vivant de ses voyages, intitul? Description de la Louisiane (1683), qui remporte une grande succ populaire en Europe. Louis Hennipin fournit une remarquable r?cit sur l'Am?rique du Nord du XVIIe si?cle et son livre contient la premi?re description connue ?des merveilles de cette prodigieuse cascade?, les chutes Niagara.

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HM NumberHMNQ2
Placed ByOntario Heritage Trust
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656521 N 4771924
Decimal Degrees43.08388333, -79.07710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.033', W 79° 4.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 1.98" N, 79° 4' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6342 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls ON 15282, CA
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