FLOR500, Garden 172 Captain René Goulaine de Laudonnière, Explorer (1529–1574) Laudonnière was a Frenchman who oversaw the first French settlement in Florida in 1564. The settlers built Fort Caroline inside the mouth of the St. Johns River. The small colony quickly ran into trouble, and in 1565, Laudonnière was relieved of his command. He escaped Pedro Menéndez’s attack on Fort Caroline and returned to France.
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Captain René Goulaine de Laudonnière, Explorer

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Captain René Goulaine de Laudonnière, Explorer 

(1529–1574)

Laudonnière was a Frenchman who oversaw the first French settlement in Florida in 1564. The settlers built Fort Caroline inside the mouth of the St. Johns River. The small colony quickly ran into trouble, and in 1565, Laudonnière was relieved of his command. He escaped Pedro Menéndez’s attack on Fort Caroline and returned to France.





 




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