High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paul Chomedey, sieur de
Maisonneuve (February 15, 1612 - September 9, 1676) was a French
military officer and the founder of Montreal.He was born into the
aristocracy in Neuville-sur-Vannes in Champagne, France. He joined
the military at the age of 13 and had a successful career where he
was noted for his ability and his honesty . He was hired by Jrome
le Royer de la Dauversiere, a Jesuit who was head of the the Socit
Notre-Dame de Montral. Based on a vision had by Royer de la
Dauversiere, the society was attempting to build a mission on the
Montreal Island in New France. Maisonneuve was hired to lead the
colonists and ensure their security.
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