Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil (c.1643 - 1725)

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Birthplace: Castelnaudary, France
Death: Died in Quebec, Canada
Managed by: David Roger Vaudreuil
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About Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil

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He was born in the castle of Vaudreuil, near Castelnaudary, France. As Chevalier de Vaudreuil, he was sent to command French forces in New France before being appointed governor of Montreal in 1702, and then governor-general of New France in 1703. Vaudreuil was a successful administrator and reformer, and pursued an enlightened policy towards the Native Americans in the region, who remained overwhelmingly pro-French.

He died in Quebec City. His son, Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, later served as the last governor-general of New France before its conquest by the British in 1760, during the French and Indian War. Several of his other sons went on to distinguished careers in the French army and navy. His grandson Louis-Philippe de Vaudreuil defeated the English Navy in front of Yorktown on the Septre, and was protecting George Washington's army in 1782 in Boston aboard the Triomphant. His grandson also brought back the victorious French army of Rochambeau, back to France after Yorktown.