Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Joseph Robineau de Villebon


Villebon, Joseph Robineau de (1655-1700), governor of Acadia (1690-1700), was born in Quebec Canada on August 22, 1655 the second son of René Robineau de Bécancour, surveyor-general of New Prance. He was educated in Prance, and joined the army. He served with a dragoon regiment for about ten years, and then returned to Canada with the rank of captain. He was sent by Frontenac to Port Royal in Acadia ; and in 1690 he was appointed governor of Acadia, in succession to Menneval. He was exceptionally successful in defending the province against the aggressions of the English; and he retained office until his death at Port St. John on July 5, 1700. See J. C. Webster, Acadia at the end of the seventeenth century: Letters, Journals, and Memoirs of Joseph Robineau de Villebon (Saint John, N.B., 1934).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 241.

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