René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle

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René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle

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Birthplace: Rouen, Normandie, France
Death: Died in Huntsville, Walker, TX, USA
Cause of death: assassinated (gunshot to the head)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Cavelier and Catherine Gest
Husband of Danielle Cavelier
Partner of Madeleine Cavelier
Brother of Abbé Jean Cavelier; Catherine Cavelier; Robert Cavelier; Nicolas Cavelier and Unknown Crevel

Occupation: explorateur; explorer
Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich
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About René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle

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René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle was an explorer best known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, claiming the region watered by the Mississippi and its tributaries for France, and naming it Louisiana after King Louis XIV. His last expedition was to invade and conquer part of the Spanish province of Mexico, which failed and cost La Salle his life.

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René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle's Timeline

1643
November 21, 1643
Rouen, Normandie, France
1687
March 19, 1687
Age 43
Huntsville, Walker, TX, USA