Timeline of Quebec history (1663–1759)

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This section of the Timeline of Quebec history concerns the events relating to the Quebec portion of New France between the establishment of the Sovereign Council and the fall of Quebec.












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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry (1721–1797)</span>

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Jacques de Chambly was from a French military background and became a seigneur in the New World and a governor of Acadia.

Pierre de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson was the administrator of Acadia in 1677–1678.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé</span>

François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé, S.S. was a French nobleman and Sulpician priest who became the first resident pastor of the parish of Saint-Louis-du-Haut-de-l'Île on the Island of Montreal in New France.

Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry, was Louis XV's Chief Engineer of New France. He is recognised as the father of the first truly Canadian architecture. In 2006, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated him a person of national historic importance. It highlighted his contribution to the development of New France through the quality, variety, importance and scope of his work in the fields of military engineering, civil and religious architecture, and urban planning.

Thomas de Lanouguère was a soldier, seigneur and administrator in New France. He was acting governor of Montreal in 1674. His descendants adopted the surnames Lanaudière, Tarieu de Lanaudière and Tarieu de La Pérade.

Balthazard-Annibal-Alexis Flotte de La Frédière was a soldier in New France. He served as acting governor of Montreal from 1666 to 1667. His name appears as Balthazard in some sources; in some lists of the governors of Montreal, his name appears as Balthazard ou (or) Annibal-Alexis.

Augustin le Gardeur de Courtemanche was a Canadian soldier and ambassador from Labrador.


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  2. Ville de Repentigny ::: Historique (in French), Ville de Repentigny, October 2, 2008, archived from the original on July 31, 2010, retrieved July 22, 2010

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Preceded by Timeline of Quebec history
1663 to 1759
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