Chronology of Fort Caroline
Exploration through Destruction
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Ribault's First Expedition
18 Feb. 1562 - Ribault leaves le Havre
22 Apr. 1564 - Laudonniere leaves le Havre
Ribault's Second Expedition
22 Mar. 1565 - Menendez assigned to conquer Florida
De Gourgue' Expedition
Aug. 1567 - De Gourges departs
22 April 1568 - He lands in Florida
4 April - He takes the 2 Spanish forts
27 April - Captures Fort San Mateo (Fort Caroline)
27-28 April - Massacre of the Spaniards
3 May - De Gourgues leaves Florida
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Did You Know?
The flag that flies over Fort Caroline is a sixteenth century French flag with “fleur de lis” heraldic symbols in gold on a blue background. The "fleur de lis" is an unoffical symbol of France. More...