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Comte de Frontenac

Comte de Frontenac

Photo by Brian Bockus - Posted October, 2018

Comte de Frontenac

Photo by Brian Bockus - Posted October, 2018

Comte de Frontenac

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

Attached to the chapel of the
Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Coordinates: N 48 53.883 E 02 05.783


Plaque Text

Born in 1622 at the chateau of St. Germain, Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, was a member of the feudal aristocracy and a godson of King Louis XIII. A soldier and courtier, he was appointed governor general of New France in 1672 and promoted the colony's expansion through the establishment of fur trading posts in the interior of North America. The first of these, Fort Frontenac, was constructed in 1673 and was the first settlement on the site of Kingston, Canada. Accused of abuse of power in civil affairs, Frontenac was recalled in 1682 but he obtained reappointment seven years later. During this second term he successfully defended New France against attacks by the Iroquois Confederacy and the English. He died at Québec in 1698, and was buried there in the Church of the Récollets.

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Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau 1622-1698
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