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Pierre Jacques de Taffanel de la Jonquière

Pierre Jacques de Taffanel de la Jonquière

Male 1685 - 1752  (67 years)    Has 10 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Pierre Jacques de Taffanel de la Jonquière 
    Birth 1685 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1752 
    Person ID I681451  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2010 

    Father Jean de Taffanel de la Jonquière,   b. 1651   d. Abt 1724 (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Marquise de Cabaussel de Bonne   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage 1684 
    Family ID F348308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Angélique de la Valette   d. Abt 1754 
    Marriage 1721 
     1. "Jacquette" Marquette de Taffanel de la Jonquière,   b. Abt 1722   d. Abt 1774 (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F348309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2010 

  • Notes 
    • a French admiral and Governor General of New France from March 1, 1746 until his death in 1752.

      De la Jonquière was born near Albi. He joined the navy when he was twelve, and fought under the Duguay-Trouin and in the Battle of Toulon.

      In 1746, he sailed on the famous and ill-fated Duc d'Anville Expedition.

      In 1747, after a brave defence, he was defeated in the Battle of Cape Finisterre by George Anson.

      As Governor General, he was considered to be a good administrator if not the bravest of men in the political and economic upheavals ot the time. The opposite was true of his naval career where his twenty-nine campaigns and nine combats showed a man of great courage.

      It is widely believed that de la Jonquière personally profited from the monopoly which governed the fur trade at the time, even though his administrative position should have caused him to abstain from that type of commercial activity. He did use his considerable military skills to build up the military strength of New France in the face of an increasing British threat.

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