The Full Wiki

More info on Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil

Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil
Born 1643
Vaudreuil, Revel, Haute-Garonne
Died October 10, 1725 (aged 82)
Parents Jean-Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil
Marie de Chateau-Verdun

Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil (c. 1643 – October 10, 1725) was a French politician, who was Governor-general of New France (now Canada and US states of the Mississippi Valley) from 1703 to 1725.

He was born in the castle of Vaudreuil, near Castelnaudary, France, the son of Jean-Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil, seigneur, baron of Auriac, Cabaniol, Vaudreuil etc., by his wife Marie de Chateau-Verdun. As Chevalier de Vaudreuil, he was sent to command French forces in New France before being appointed governor of Montreal in 1702, and then governor-general of New France in 1703. Vaudreuil was a successful administrator and reformer, pursued an enlightened policy towards the Native Americans in the region, and remained overwhelmingly pro-French.

He died in Quebec City. His son, Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, later served as the last governor-general of New France before its conquest by the British. The period was 1755-1760 during the French and Indian War. Several of his other sons went on to distinguished careers in the French army and navy. His grandson Louis-Philippe de Vaudreuil defeated the English Navy in front of Yorktown on the Septre, and was protecting George Washington's army in 1782 in Boston aboard the Triomphant. His grandson also brought back the victorious French army of Rochambeau, back to France after Yorktown.

External links

Government offices
Preceded by
Hector de Callière
Governor General of New France
1703 – 1725
Succeeded by
Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address