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Hennepin, Louis, active 17th century

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    • Hennepin, L. (Louis), active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Lewis, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Lodewyck, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Lodewyk, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Lvigi, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Luigi, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Ludovico, active 17th century
    • Hennepin, P. (Louis), active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Father (Louis), active 17th century
    • Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent.
    • Hennepin, Antoine, active 17th century
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1626-05-12Dictionary of Canadian biography, viewed online 18 May 2020
    • Birth Date

        1626-05-12Dictionnaire des Wallons, viewed online 18 May 2020
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1626-05-12Wikipedia, 18 May 2020
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1705~Dictionary of Canadian biography, viewed online 18 May 2020
    • Death Date

        1705?Dictionnaire des Wallons, viewed online 18 May 2020
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1704-12-05Wikipedia, 18 May 2020
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Couvent de Renty
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Ath (Belgium)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Rome (Italy)
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        (naf) Hainaut (Belgium)
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        (naf) Artois (France)
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        (naf) Utrecht (Netherlands)
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        (naf) Holland (Netherlands : Province)
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        (naf) New France
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        (naf) Québec (Province)
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        (naf) Fort Frontenac (Ont.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)
    • Associated Locale

        North America
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        Mississippi River
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        Great Lakes (North America)
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        Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
    • Associated Locale

        Saint Anthony Falls (Minn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Rome (Italy)Wikipedia, 18 May 2020
    • Gender

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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Mississippi River Valley--Discovery and exploration
      • Occupation

          Catholic priest
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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent.
      • Sources

        • found: His A new discovery of a vast country in America, 1968:t.p. (L. Hennepin)
        • found: LC in OCLC, 1/8/85(hdg.: Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent.)
        • found: OCLC data base, 1/8/85(OCLC #11057846: hdg.: Hennepin, Louis, 1626-ca. 1705)
        • found: His A new discovery of a vast country in America ... 1699:t.p. (L. Hennepin)
        • found: His An account of Mr. La Salle's undertaking ... 1705:t.p. (Lewis Hennepin)
        • found: His Aenmerckelycke historische reys-beschryvinge ... 1698:t.p. (Lodewyck Hennepin)
        • found: His Beschryving van Louisiana ... 1688:t.p. (Lodewyk Hennepin)
        • found: His Descrizione della Luigiana, 1686:t.p. (Lvigi Hennepin)
        • found: His Neue reise-beschreibung durch viele länder ... 1698:t.p. (Ludovico Hennepin)
        • found: His Voyage en un pays plus grand ... 1720:t.p. (le P. Hennepin)
        • found: Cutler, F.S. An evaluation of documents useful to the ethnohistorian, 1955:t.p. (Father Hennepin)
        • found: BnF Web OPAC, July 25, 2005(Hennepin, Louis (1640-1710?); missionnaire recollet et notaire apostolique)
        • found: Wikipedia, viewed January 31, 2013(Louis Hennepin was a Catholic priest and explorer of the interior of North America; born in Ath in the Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) -
        • found: Hennepin, Louis. Nouvelle decouverte d'un tres grand pays situé dans l'Amerique entre le Nouveau Mexique et la mer Glaciale, 1697, viewed online 18 May 2020:title page (le R.P. Louis Hennepin, Missionaire Recollect & Notaire Apostolique) added title page (R.P. Louis de Hennepin) preliminary page 27 (F. Louis Hennepin, Missionaire Recollect & Notaire Apostolique)
        • found: Dictionary of Canadian biography, viewed online 18 May 2020(Hennepin, Louis (baptized Antoine), priest, Recollet, missionary, explorer, historiographer; b. 12 May 1626 at Ath, in Belgium; d. c. 1705; French by education: around age 17, began his noviciate at convent of Béthune (department of Pas-de-Calais), continued studies at convent of Montargis (department of Loiret), then entered priesthood; settled at Hal (province of Brabant), preaching ministry; went to Artois convents along coast; during war 1672-1674, care of wounded and sick in Holland, Maastricht [Limburg], Seneffe (Hainaut); end May 1675, one of 5 Recollet missionaries sent to New France; sermons at Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec, preached in countryside and villages; spring 1676, went to Lake Ontario at Cataracoui (Fort Frontenac, now Kingston, Ont.), new "mission house" soon frequented by many Iroquois; back to Quebec 1678; his provincial superior requested that he accompany the explorer Cavelier de La Salle; 18 November, group left from Fort Frontenac, reached Niagara Falls, built Fort Conti winter 1679; 7 Aug. 1679-29 Feb. 1680, accompanied La Salle on his explorations; collaboration and clashes with La Salle, who sent him with an advance guard towards upper Mississippi; Hennepin later claimed that had made his way to mouth of Mississippi, in less than 30 days; returned by 10 April; 11 April, group seized by Sioux Indians, taken up the Mississippi, marched to village in Thousand Lakes Region; Hennepin adopted by chief and wives, studied tribe's habits, customs, and language; end of September, great chief gave French permission to leave; 1681, Hennepin landed at Le Havre, retired to convent of Saint-Germain-en-Laye to write up account of odyssey: work Description de la Louisiane, published 5 Jan. 1683 in Paris, went through several editions, translated into Italian, Dutch, and German; became celebrity, vicar of convent of Le Cateau-Cambrésis (1683), superior of convent of Renty, which rebuilt (1684-1687); fell into disgrace, expelled from ecclesiastical province of Artois; resided for five years (1687-92) at Gosselies, Hainaut, as chaplain of Recollet Sisters; expelled from France; tried to interest king of England in the rich countries recently discovered; obtained permission to go to Holland at king's expense, to publish his books and prepare for another crossing to America; went to Utrecht; published Nouvelle découverte d'un très grand pays situé dans l'Amérique entre Le Nouveau-Mexique et la mer glaciale (1697), Nouveau voyage d'un pars plus grand que l'Europe (1698), two works that recount his alleged trip down Mississippi, add numerous details concerning his short stay in America and troubled life in Europe; after La morale pratique du Jansénisme (1698) denounced Dutch Jansenism, the authorities of Utrecht gave him notice to leave; left for Rome July 1698; life from 1699 obscure) -
        • found: Dictionnaire des Wallons, viewed online 18 May 2020(Louis (né Antoine) Hennepin; born Ath 12/05/1626; died unknown place, probably 1705; missionary, surnamed "l'explorateur du Mississippi," successful author; during captivity with Sioux, discovered the waterfalls to which he gave his original forename, chutes Saint-Antoine; in Description de la Louisiane, 1st [European] to describe the Great Lakes; after expelled from Utrecht, took refuge in Rome, 1699-1701, then one loses track of him) -
        • found: Wikipedia, 18 May 2020(Louis Hennepin; Father Louis Hennepin, O.F.M., baptized Antoine, (12 May 1626-5 December 1704); Belgian Roman Catholic priest and missionary of Franciscan Recollet order; departed in 1679 with La Salle from Quebec City to sail through Great Lakes, explore the unknown West; in February, La Salle sent Hennepin and 2 others as advance party to search for Mississippi River; the party followed Illinois River to its junction with Mississippi; captured by Sioux war party, carried off for a time into what is now Minnesota; the truth of much of Hennepin's accounts has been called into question or flatly denied; brought to world's attention Niagara Falls and Saint Anthony Falls (in what is now Minneapolis); died in Rome; many places named after him in United States and Canada) -
        • found: Wikidata, 18 May 2020(Louis Hennepin (Q635242); also known as: Father Louis Hennepin; description: Belgian explorer and missionary; country of citizenship: France; date of birth: 12 May 1626; date of death: 1705, circa (citing BnF authorities, 25 January 2020); place of death: Rome; languages spoken, written, or signed: French; occupation: explorer; religion: Catholic Church; religious order: Order of Friars Minor) -
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        • 1985-03-25: new
        • 2020-05-28: revised
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