"Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve statue" Old Montreal Tip by pieter_jan_v

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  Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve statue
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      Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve statue
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  • Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve statue - Montreal
      Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve statue
    by pieter_jan_v
 

Favorite thing: At Place d'Armes in Old Montreal the statue of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve is located.

Paul was a French military officer and the founder of Montréal. He was born at February 15, 1612 and left from La Rochelle in 1641. After a difficult crossing of the Atlantic Ocean he arrived in Quebec City and spent the winter there. He was hired by the Jesuit Jérome le Royer de la Dauversiere to help with the start of a new settlement. He lead the settlers and after conquering the local Iroquois Ville-Marie was founded.

The sculpture is by Louis-Philippe Hebert.

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  • Updated Sep 15, 2009
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