Jean Ribault

Jean Ribault

Smith College

Jean Ribault (ca. 1520-1565) was hand picked by Admiral Coligny to explore Florida. He chose the location for the settlement of Fort de la Caroline in 1562. He brought reinforcements in 1565 and died in its defense.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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