Governor General of New France

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Governor General of New France was the vice-regal post in New France from 1663 until 1760 and was the last French vice-regal post. It was replaced by the British post of Governor of the Province of Quebec following the fall of New France. While the districts of Montreal and Trois-Rivières had their own governors, the Governor General of New France and the Governor of the district of Quebec were the same person.

New France Area colonized by France in North America

New France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Great Britain and Spain in 1763 under the Treaty of Paris (1763).

British people citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and their descendants

The British people, or the Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies. British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and nationality, which can be acquired, for instance, by descent from British nationals. When used in a historical context, "British" or "Britons" can refer to the Celtic Britons, the indigenous inhabitants of Great Britain and Brittany, whose surviving members are the modern Welsh people, Cornish people, and Bretons. It may also refer to citizens of the former British Empire.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Office HolderTermAppointed by
Augustin de Saffray de Mésy 1663–1665 Louis XIV
Daniel de Rémy de Courcelle 1665–1672Louis XIV
Louis de Buade de Frontenac 1672–1682Louis XIV
Antoine Lefèbvre de La Barre 1682–1685Louis XIV
Jacques-René de Brisay de Denonville, Marquis de Denonville 1685–1689Louis XIV
Louis de Buade de Frontenac 1689–1698Louis XIV
Louis-Hector de Callière 1698–1703Louis XIV
Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil 1703–1725Louis XIV
Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois 1725–1747 Louis XV
Roland-Michel Barrin de La Galissonière 1747–1749Louis XV
Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de la Jonquière, Marquis de la Jonquière 1749–1752Louis XV
Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville 1752–1755Louis XV
Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial 1755–1760Louis XV

See also

Preceded by
Governor of New France
Governor General of New France
16631760
Succeeded by
Governor Province of Quebec

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