Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Jean Bochart de Champigny


Champigny, Jean Bochart de (fl. 1659-1720), intendant of New France (1686-1702), belonged to a distinguished family in the civil service in France. [...] In 1686 he was appointed intendant of New France, and he arrived at Quebec in September of that year. In 1687 he took part in Denonville's expedition against the Senecas; he was present at the siege of Quebec in 1690; and he accompanied Frontenac in his expedition against the Iroquois in 1696. In 1698 he aspired to be governor-general in succession to Frontenac and sent an emissary to the French court to sue for the position, but Callière had already been granted the post. [On this last point, W. J. Eccles writes :

"It has been asserted that Champigny himself had been a contender for the post of governor general, but there is no evidence whatsoever to support this contention and a good deal that convincingly refutes it". See, the entry at the Canadian Biographical Dictionary] He returned to France in August, 1702; and he died on September 27, 1720. See R. Roy, Bochart de Champigmy (Bull. rech, hist., Vol. xx).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 30.


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