Frontenac, Louis de Byuad (Frontenac Louis de Buade)( French-Canadian statesman.)
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Biography Frontenac, Louis de Byuad (Frontenac Louis de Buade)
(1622-1698), also known as Count Pal
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye 22 May 1622. Since 1635 he served in Holland under the authority of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, and before the signing of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 participated in military campaigns in the Netherlands and Italy, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. In 1669 in the position of commander of French forces had been sent to the aid of the Venetians in the defense of Crete against the Turks. He conducted the operation has gained approval, and Frontenac was appointed governor of New France, succeeding Remy de Courcelles. Arrived in Quebec on Sept. 12, 1672. Attempts to establish Frontenac in Canada fiefdoms led resistance Francois Xavier de Laval-Montmorency, bishop of Quebec, who wanted to preserve the privileges of the church. In 1682 Frontenac was recalled to France. His successor, the governors of Canada, was unable to cope with the Iroquois, and after the massacres Indians at Lachine in 1689, Frontenac was re-appointed governor of New France. In 1690, shortly after the start of the Anglo-French wars, William FIPS demanded surrender of the French fort on the island of Orleans (in the mouth of the river SW. Lawrence). The attack was reflected, Frontenac was preparing an attack on Boston, but due to lack of supplies had to abandon their plans. In 1696, Frontenac sent against the Iroquois troops, who razed the Indian settlements. Died Frontenac in Quebec (New France, now Canada) 28 November 1698.