René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur De La Salle
French explorer who was the first European to follow the Mississippi south to the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle left France for New France (Canada) in...
La Salle, René-Robert Cavelier De
November 22, 1643
March 19, 1687
Portrait: Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. Reproduced by permission of T...
René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle
Born 1643, Rouen, France Died March 19, 1687, Navosta, Texas
René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle was born into a well-tod-o family in Rouen, the capital o...
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687), was a French explorer and colonizer, best known for his discovery of the Mississippi Delta. His career is a remarkable tale of wanderings in...