Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil

Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil

Male 1643 - 1725  (~ 82 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 
    Born ca. 1643  Château Vaudreuil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1725 
    Person ID I681334  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2010 

    Father Jean Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 
    Mother Marie de Château-Verdun 
    Married 04 Nov 1628 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F680669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louise-Élisabeth de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson 
    Children 
     1. Pierre de Rigaud,   b. 22 Nov 1698, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1778, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F680670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • French politician, who was Governor-general of New France (now Canada and US states of the Mississippi Valley) from 1703 to 1725.

      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.

      He married a daughter of Pierre de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson, by his wife Marie-Francoise, daughter of Louis-Théandre Chartier de Lotbinière. They lived at Chateau Vaudreuil, Montreal, which was built by Chaussegros de Lery. The Chateau was eventually destroyed by a fire in 1803. Their son, Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, served as the last French Governor-General of Canada before the British Conquest of New France from 1755 to 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 at the Battle of Yorktown (1781) 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 the Siege of Yorktown.


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