Charles Huault de Montmagny

[Charles Huault de Montmagny] Second French Governor of Canada; born France; died Saint Christopher, in the Antilles, c.1651. He was educated by the Jesuits, joined the Order of Malta, 1622, and fought against the Moslems and corsairs of Africa. He reached Quebec, 1636, to replace Champlain as governor, and at once set about improving the fortifications and plans of the city. During his three terms of office (1636-1648), he encouraged missionary work among the Indians, aided the foundation of Montreal, and was noted for his administrative powers.

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