Longueuil, Charles le Moyne, sieur de

Longueuil, Charles le Moyne, sieur de

(shärl lə mwän, syör də lôNgö`yə), 1626–85, French colonial leader in Canada, founder of a famous Canadian family, b. Dieppe, France. Emigrating to Canada in 1641, he worked for the Jesuits among the Hurons, was a trader, soldier, and interpreter at Trois Rivières (Three Rivers), and finally settled at Ville Marie (Montreal). For his services to France, especially his dealings, both warlike and peaceful, with the Iroquois, Le Moyne was ennobled (1668) and granted the seigniory he named Longueuil. Of his 11 sons, all of whom distinguished themselves in the French service, the sieur d'IbervilleIberville, Pierre le Moyne, sieur d'
, 1661–1706, French Canadian naval officer, founder of the French territory of Louisiana, b. Ville Marie (in present Montreal), Canada; son of Charles le Moyne, sieur de Longueuil, and brother of Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de
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 and the sieur de BienvilleBienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de
, 1680–1768, colonizer and governor of Louisiana, b. Ville Marie (on the site of Montreal), Canada; son of Charles le Moyne, sieur de Longueuil, and brother of Pierre le Moyne, sieur d'Iberville.
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 were most famous.
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