Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac

[Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac] (1622-1698) Governor of New France, born Paris, France; died Quebec, Canada. Having acquired a brilliant reputation on the European battlefields he was sent to New France in 1672, and promoted the discoveries of Joliet and La Salle, but his haughtiness caused him to be recalled in 1682. His successor, Denonville, was a failure and when the colony was threatened with disaster, Frontenac was sent back in 1689 to face the English and their Iroquois allies, which he did with complete success. At death he left Canada in peace, enlarged and respected.

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