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Pierre Dugua de Mons

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Pierre Dugua de Mons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
1. Pierre Dugua de Mons Marker
Inscription. French:
Nomme lieutenant général de la Nouvelle France en 1603, le sieur de Mons est chargé par Henri IV de fonder une colonie permanente en Amérique du Nord en échange du privilège exclusif de la traite des fourrures.

Après deux tentatives infructueuses en Acadie en 1604 et 1605, de Mons se tourne vers la vallée du Saint-Laurent. En 1608, il donne à Samuel de Champlain le mandat de fonder Québec et lui fournit tous les pouvoirs et le soutien matériel et financier nécessaire pour réussir cette entreprise.

Le 3 juillet 1608, Champlain débarque à Québec, en compagnie de vingt-sept compagnons et érige son habitation.

Pierre Dugua de Mons aura ainsi joué un rôle de premier plan dans la fondation du premier établissement français permanent en Amérique du Nord.


English translation:
Born in Royan, Saintonge, Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, is an important but little-known player in the French epic in America.

Appointed lieutenant general of New France in 1603, Sieur de Mons was charged by Henry IV to found a permanent settlement in North America in exchange for the exclusive privilege of the fur trade.

After two unsuccessful attempts in Acadia in 1604 and 1605, Mons turned to the St. Lawrence Valley. In 1608, he gave Samuel de Champlain
Pierre Dugua de Mons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
2. Pierre Dugua de Mons Marker
The marker is on the left corner.
a mandate to found Quebec and provides all the power and material and financial support needed to succeed in this business.

On 3 July 1608, Champlain arrived in Quebec in the company of twenty-seven companions and erected his house.

Pierre Dugua de Monts played a leading role in the founding of the first permanent French settlement in North America.
 
Erected 1999 by Ville de Québec & Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
 
Location. 46° 48.777′ N, 71° 12.158′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on 2-4 Rue des Pains Bénits, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec G1K, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (here, next to this marker); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (a few steps from this marker); Le premier monastère d’Ursulines (within shouting distance of this marker); Les filles du roy (within shouting distance of this marker); La Batterie Royale (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hôtel Chevalier (about 90 meters away); First Graveyard of Quebec (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the facade of Notre-Dame des Victoires church in Place Royale.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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