Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal

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Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal

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Birthplace: Québec, Canada
Death: Died in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Son of Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil and Louise-Élisabeth de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson
Husband of Louise-Élisabeth de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson
Brother of Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil; Philippe-Antoine de Vaudreuil; Jean de Vaudreuil; Marie-Louise de Rigaud de Vaudreuil; Joseph-Hyacinthe de Vaudreuil and 2 others

Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana
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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").


was named governor of Trois-Rivières in 1748 and of Montreal in 1757.

He was appointed lieutenant (1724), Knight of St. Louis (1738), king's lieutenant (1748), and Governor of Three- Rivers (1749). He fought with Montcalm at Chouagen (Oswego), contributing to the victory by crossing the river with the vanguard. He was Governor of Montreal from 1755 until the conquest forced him to emigrate to France.

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Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal's Timeline

1698
November 22, 1698
Québec, Canada
1778
August 4, 1778
Age 79
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France