Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Claude Pierre Pécaudy, Sieur de Contrecoeur


Contrecoeur, Claude Pierre Pécaudy, Sieur de (1706-1775), soldier, was born in New France in 1706, the son of François-Antoine Pécaudy, sieur de Contrecoeur. He became a captain in the marine troops, and in 1754 was placed in command at Fort Duquesne, in the Ohio valley. Owing to illness, he was not actually present at the action of the Monongahela, in which Braddock fell; but he commanded the French troops after the action, and was partly responsible for the excesses of the Indians. In 1756 he was created a chevalier of the order of St. Louis. He died at Montreal on December 13, 1775.

[Consult the article on Contrecoeur at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography]

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Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 119-120.


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