Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


François Charles de Bourlamaque


Bourlamaque, François Charles de (1716-1764), soldier, was born in Paris, France, of Italian descent, in 1716. He entered the French army, and in 1756 was promoted to the rank of colonel in the Dauphin regiment. He was sent to Canada in 1756 as third-in­command, after Montcalm and Lévis, of the regular troops; and he served with distinction throughout the subsequent campaign in Canada. He commanded at Ticonderoga in 1757; and at the battle of Carillon in 1758 he commanded the French left, and was severely wounded. He was made a brigadier-general in 1759; and in 1762, after his return to France, he became a major-general. He was appointed in 1763 governor of Guadeloupe ; and he died on this island in 1764. His Canadian correspondence has been preserved, and has been calendared in the Report of the Public Archives of Canada for 1923.

[Consult the biography of Bourlamaque 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. 272.

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