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Ribault, Jean

Born: 1520 AD
Died: 1565 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Naval Officer

1520 – Jean Ribault, born in the coastal village of Dieppe. He was a French naval officer, navigator, and a colonizer of what would become the southeastern United States.

1562 – He was chosen to lead an expedition to the New World to establish a haven for the Huguenots.

1565 – Spanish troops led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés who had already established a fortified position at St. Augustine, Florida were ordered to stop him and attack him at sea.

       – Died on the 12th of October.