May 22nd, 1622 - November 28th, 1698
French Governor of New France during the reign of Louis XIV
"My only reply will be from the mouths of my cannons"
Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac and of Palluau, was a significant figure in the history of New France. A great administrator, a figurehead of the fur trade, he contributed to a major expansion of the territory of New France. He was its Governor from 1672 to 1682, then again from 1689 to 1698, thus representing King Louis XIV of France for almost twenty years across the immense French territory in North America. He was also responsible for victoriously repulsing the British attack on Québec in 1690. He is one of the best-known players in the history of New France in Quebec, where his role has many times been emphasised.
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