Jean Ribault

Jean Ribault wearing a blue hat and blue coat with a white collar.

Oil painting of Admiral Jean Ribault by Calvin Bryant of Jacksonville, Florida. Wikimedia Commons.

(1520-1565) Jean Ribault was a French navigator who led an expedition to the New World in 1562 that founded the outpost of Charlesfort on Paris Island. He later took over command of Fort Caroline near modern-day Jacksonville, Florida.