Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville

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Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (1680-1767) - Born 23 Feb 1680 in Montreal, Quebec. Explorer, colonizer and four times Governor of French Louisiana. Responsible with his older brother Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville for initial settlements at Biloxi, New Orleans and Mobile, sometimes known as the “Father of Louisiana.” Died on 7 Mar 1767, in Paris, France. Also known as Sieur de Bienville.

Major Forts in French Louisiana

Father: Charles le Moyne (1626-1685)

Mother: Catherine Thierry (birth name Primot) (1640-1690)

Marriage:

  • Not known to have married.

Children:

  • No known children.

Offices:

  • 1701-1713 Governor of French Louisiana
  • 1717-1718 Governor of French Louisiana
  • 1718-1724 Governor of French Louisiana
  • 1733-1743 Governor of French Louisiana

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