Timeline of Montreal history

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The timeline of Montreal history is a chronology of significant events in the history of Montreal, Canada's second-most populated city, with about 3.5 million residents in 2018, [1] and the fourth-largest French-speaking city in the world. [2]



16th century

17th century


1609 scene, including self-portrait, reprinted from Deffaite des Yroquois au Lac de Champlain (Defeat of the Iroquois of Lake Champlain), drawn by Samuel de Champlain (1613) Defaite des Yroquois au Lac de Champlain, 1609.jpg
1609 scene, including self-portrait, reprinted from Deffaite des Yroquois au Lac de Champlain (Defeat of the Iroquois of Lake Champlain), drawn by Samuel de Champlain (1613)


Jean de Lauzon Lausonjean.JPG
Jean de Lauzon
Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge.jpg
Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge
Jeanne Mance, Maisonneuve Monument Jeanne Mance.jpg
Jeanne Mance, Maisonneuve Monument


Louis Prud'homme Louis Prud'homme (MontrealColonist,1611-1671).png
Louis Prud'homme


Louis Jolliet statue, Parliament Building (Quebec) Louis Jolliet.JPG
Louis Jolliet statue, Parliament Building (Quebec)
1672 street grid survey of Ville-Marie DollierRuesMontreal.jpg
1672 street grid survey of Ville-Marie


18th century




Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand.png
Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand


Treaty of Paris. Montreal was already the centre of the North American Fur Trade. 1764 Civil Courts established. French Canadian Advocats and Proctors allowed. Justices of the Peace appointed to deal with small matters

1768 Montreal traders now allowed to winter in the fur trade giving a boost to the city


1800- - Last Jesuit in Canada Dies leaving the Jesuit Estates to charities. 1800- Mr. Boue expelled from parliament because of dubious transactions in the Montreal wheat trade. 1800- Parliament votes to remove Montreal's Walls.

19th century



Acte pour incorporer la Cite de Montreal Acte pour incorporer la Cite de Montreal.png
Acte pour incorporer la Cité de Montréal




Monument Maisonneuve Monument Maisonneuve.jpg
Monument Maisonneuve

20th century






21st century


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