Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


François Du Creux


Du Creux, François (1596-1666), priest and historian, was born in 1596 at Saintes, a town midway between Rochelle and Bordeaux in France. He was admitted to the Society of Jesus in 1614, taught belles-lettres for twelve years, and then devoted the rest of his life to "apostolic labour". He died at Bordeaux in 1666. Besides new editions of Greek and Latin grammars, and translations into Latin of the lives of St. Francis Regis and St. Francis de Sales, he was the author of a history of Canada in Latin, Historia canadensis (Paris, 1664), which was largely a compilation of the Jesuit Relations.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 243.


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