Robert La Salle
A celebrated explorer, born in Rouen, France, Nov. 22, 1643; assassinated March 19, 1687. In 1669 he emigrated to Canada, and soon after entered upon a number of remarkable expeditions of discovery. He visited the Illinois River, Lake Michigan, and the Ohio, and sailed a considerable distance down the Mississippi.
B. P. Holst The Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia (Kansas City: The Bufton Book Company, 1909)