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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hakluyt, Richard 1553- (search)
Hakluyt, Richard 1553- Author; born in England about 1553. Educated at Oxford University, he was engaged there as a lecturer on cosmography, and was the first who taught the use of globes. In 1583 he published an account of voyages of discovery to America; and four years afterwards, while with the English ambassador at Paris, Sir Edward Stafford, probably as his chaplain, he published in French a narrative of the voyages of Laudonniere and others; and in 1587 he published them in English, under the title Of four voyages unto Florida. On his return to England in 1589, Hakluyt was appointed by Raleigh one of the company of adventurers for colonizing Virginia. His greatest work, The principal Navigations, voyages, Trafficks, and discoveries of the English nation, made by sea or over land, to the most remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at any time within the compass of these fifteen hundred years, was published the same year. It contains many curious documents,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huguenots. (search)
of Honfleur, the Petite Britain, and the Falcon—under the command of Rene — Laudonniere, who was with the former expedition, to the aid and reinforcement of the col many young men of family and fortune, as well as mechanics and laborers. Laudonniere left Havre-de-Grace on April 22, 1564, reached the coast of Florida in two mof America which Sir Walter Raleigh (q. v.) afterwards tried to colonize. Laudonniere anchored his ship, landed where Ribault had set up the arms of France, and eturned pirates. The rich soil was neglected, starvation was threatened, and Laudonniere determined to return to France. From Sir John Hawkins (see Drake, Sir Frash officer, appeared off the mouth of the St. John with five ships, who told Laudonniere that he was sent by his master, Philip, of Spain, to hang and destroy all Prolina, with about 300 men, they were caught by the Spaniards and massacred. Laudonniere and a few others escaped from the St. John, and so ended the Huguenot colony
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Isles, Andre Des 1530- (search)
Isles, Andre Des 1530- Military officer; born in Dieppe, France, in 1530; sent to America in 1560 by Coligni for the purpose of erecting a society for the settlement of French Huguenots. He landed on the Florida coast near Cape San Juan, and erected a wooden fort, which he left in charge of twenty men. Coligni sent 600 Huguenots and three ships, under command of Captain Ribaut, with Des Isles as lieutenant. In 1563 Des Isles returned with 300 additional emigrants, but owing to eternal strife between the leaders, Ribaut and Des Isles, on the one hand, and Laudonniere, on the other, the colony was greatly reduced, and in this condition was attacked by the Spaniard Menendez, who massacred all the French.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 (search)
Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 Colonist; born in France; first came to America in 1562 with the Huguenot colony under Ribault. In the spring of 1564 he was sent by Coligni with three ships to assist the first colony, but finding the Ribault settlement abandoned, went to Florida and built Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River. In the onslaught made upon the French colony by the Spaniards, Sept. 21, 1565, Laudonniere escaped. He wrote a history of the Florida enterprise, and died oulaine de 1562-1586 Colonist; born in France; first came to America in 1562 with the Huguenot colony under Ribault. In the spring of 1564 he was sent by Coligni with three ships to assist the first colony, but finding the Ribault settlement abandoned, went to Florida and built Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River. In the onslaught made upon the French colony by the Spaniards, Sept. 21, 1565, Laudonniere escaped. He wrote a history of the Florida enterprise, and died in France after 1586.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ribault, Jean 1520- (search)
e, in 1520; first appeared in history as commander of Coligni's expedition to America in 1562. Returning for supplies, he was detained by civil war until the spring of 1565, when Coligni sent him with five ships to Florida, where he succeeded Laudonniere as commander-inchief. He had just arrived, when five Spanish vessels appeared, under Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, whose name and object were demanded. I am Menendez, he said, and declared he was sent to destroy all Protestants he could findof the French fleet were instantly cut, and they went to sea, followed by the Spanish squadron, which, failing to overtake the fugitives, returned to the shore farther south. Ribault returned to the St. John, when, contrary to the advice of Laudonniere, he determined to try to drive the Spaniards away from the coast. When he reached the open sea he was struck by a fierce tempest that wrecked his vessels not far from Cape Canaveral, on the central coast of Florida. With his command, Ribault