Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


Daniel Hyacinthe Liénard de Beaujeu


Beaujeu, Daniel Hyacinthe Liénard de (1711-1755), soldier, was born at Montreal on August 19, 1711, the son of Louis Liénard, Sieur de Beaujeu. He became an officer in the French army, and in 1749 was appointed commandant at Niagara. He was in command at the battle of the Monongahéla on July 8, 1755, and was killed early in the action. For many years he was regarded as "the hero of the Monongahéla" ; but it has now been shown that the battle was really won by the officer who succeeded him in command, Jean-Daniel Dumas. In 1737 he married at Quebec Michelle-Elisabeth Foucault; and he had by her nine children. Some of his letters, written while in command at Niagara in 1749, have been published in the Bulletin des recherches historiques, 1931.

[Consult his biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography]

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Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. I, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 197.

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