Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal (1698 - 1778)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana
Managed by: David Roger Vaudreuil
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About Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal

Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal (22 November 1698 – 4 August 1778) was a Canadian-born French colonial governor in North America. He was born November 22, 1698 to the governor of New France, Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil and his wife Louise-Élisabeth de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson, in Quebec. He was governor of French Louisiana (1743-1753) and in 1755 became the last governor of New France (or Canada), during the period when the British conquered it in the Seven Years' War (known in the USA as the "French and Indian War").

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1698
November 22, 1698
1703
April 8, 1703
Age 4
Montréal, Qc, Canada
1778
August 4, 1778
Age 79
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