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Jean Ribault __ "Jean Ribault (sometimes Ribaut) was a French naval officer, navigator and early colonizer in the area that would become the southeastern United States. He was born in the English Channel village of Dieppe, but little else is known about his youth."  An overview of his life and accomplishments. - illustrated - From u-s-history.com - http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1147.html 

Jean Ribault __ "Jean Ribault (1520 - October 12, 1565) was a French naval officer, navigator, and a colonizer of what would become the southeastern United States. He was born in the English Channel village of Dieppe. In 1562, Ribault was chosen to lead an expedition to the New World to establish a haven for the Huguenots. With a fleet of 150 colonists he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and explored the mouth of the St. Johns River near modern-day Jacksonville, Florida."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Ribault 

Jean Ribaut __ You will find a biographic sketch along with links to additional resources. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0841765.html


Jean Ribault __ Learn about Jean Ribault and his explorations in Georgia. "Having slowly explored the coast of Georgia, giving French names to many of the rivers and islands, Jean Ribault pulls into a harbor he names Port Royal." - From ourgeorgiahistory.com - http://www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/chronpop/1418 

Jean Ribault Claims Florida for France ___Interesting story of Ribault's failed attempts to drive the Spanish from Florida. - Illustrated - From College of Education, University of South Florida - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/ribault/ribault1.htm 

Who is Jean Ribault? __ "Jean Ribault was an experienced mariner of Dieppe and an earnest Protestant. Ribault sailed from Havre de Grace on the 18th of February, 1562, with sailors and soldiers, and a few gentlemen of fortune who were prompted by curiosity, the love of adventure, or the prospect of gain, to accompany him."  You will find an excerpt from Volume I of "Our Country" published in the late 1800s. - From publicbookshelf.com - http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/whoisjea_cg.html  


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