Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Philippe de Rigaud,

Marquis de Vaudreuil


Vaudreuil, Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de (1643-1725), governor of New France (1705-25), was born in France in 1643. He came to New France in 1687, as commander of the French troops in the colony, and served as chief of staff in Denonville's expedition against (the Iroquois. In 1690 he was charged with guarding the north shore of the St. Lawrence against the English, at the siege of Quebec by Phips. He was appointed governor of Montreal in 1698, and in 1703 he became administrator of the government of Canada, on the death of Callière. In 1705 he was appointed lieutenant-general and governor of New France ; and he administered the government of the colony until his death, at Quebec, on October 10, 1725. In 1690 he married Louise Elisabeth, daughter of the Chevalier Joybert de Soulanges; and by her he had four sons. He succeeded his father in the marquisate in 1702. See P. G. Roy, Le lieutenant-general Marquis de Vaudreuil (Bull. rech. hist., 1929).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 231.


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