Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


Monsieur de Dièreville


Dièreville, Monsieur de (fl. 1699-1711), was a French surgeon who made in 1699-1700 a trading expedition to Acadia. He is thought to have been born at Pont I'Evêque, Calvados, France, but the dates of his birth and death are not known. On his return to France from Acadia, he was appointed surgeon to the Hospice of Pont L'Evêque, and he held this position until 1711, when he disappears from view. He published an account of his visit to Acadia under the title Relation du voyage du Port Royal de l'Acadie ou de la Nouvelle France (Rouen, 1708) ; and this has been reprinted three times, first (in a pirated edition) at Amsterdam in 1710, secondly, at Quebec in 1885, and thirdly, with introduction, notes, and translation by Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Webster, at Toronto, in 1933, in the publications of the Champlain Society.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 207.


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