Québec in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Charles Aubert de la Chesnaye
The man who became New France's leading businessman arrived at Québec in 1655. Driven by a desire for place and profit he began in the import trade, but his interests expanded to include all aspects of the colony's economic life: the fur trade, commerce and land speculation, agriculture, shipping and the fisheries. From his home and store on the rue du Sault-au-Matelot, La Chesnaye managed enterprises extending from the Pays d'en haut to the Gaspé, and including several seigneuries. He was ennobled by the king in 1693 and became a member of the Sovereign Council of New France in 1695.
L'homme d'affaires le plus éminent de la Nouvelle-France arriva à Québec en 1655. Désireux de s'implanter et de prospérer, il commença par pratiquer le commerce d'importation, pour s'intéresser ensuite à tous les aspects de la vie économique de la colonie : commerce des fourrures, des marchandises, spéculation foncière, agriculture, transport par eau, pêches. De sa maison et de son magasin, situés dans la rue du Sault-au-Matelot, il gérait ses entreprises, dont plusieurs seigneuries, qui s'étendaient des Pays
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 48.84′ N, 71° 12.181′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on Rue du Sault au Matelot just from Côté de la Montagne. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Rue du Sault au Matelot, Québec G1K 9A8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Urselines de Quebec (a few steps from this marker); Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Le premier monastère d’Ursulines (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les Premiers Colons de Québec (about 90 meters away); Trois façons de se chauffer / Three Modes of Heating (about 90 meters away); Les filles du roy (about 90 meters away); First Graveyard of Quebec (about 90 meters away); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
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