Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville

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Jean-Baptiste Baptiste Le Moyne

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Birthplace: Ville-Marie (present day Montreal), Quebec, New France (current day Canada)
Death: Died in Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Lemoine and Catherine Lemoine
Brother of Charles II Le Moyne, I. baron de Longueuil; Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, Massacer Leader; Jacques Le Moyne, Sieur de Sainte-Hélène, Massacre Leader; Paul Le Moyne, Sieur de Marlcourt; François Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville and 3 others

Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana, Governor of Louisanna, co-founder of Mobile, Father of New Orleans, Father of Biloxi
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About Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville

Known as the "Father of Louisiana," Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (1680-1767) aided his brother, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, in establishing French control of the Gulf Coast region. A naval officer, he advanced rapidly, eventually becoming French Governor of Louisiana and founder of the city of New Orleans.

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Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville's Timeline

1680
February 23, 1680
Ville-Marie (present day Montreal), Quebec, New France (current day Canada)
February 23, 1680
1767
March 7, 1767
Age 87
Paris, Ile-de-France, France