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Charles Jacques Huault de Montmagny

Montmagny, Charles Jacques Huault de (shärl zhäk üōˈ də môNmänyēˈ) [key], fl.1622–54, governor of New France (1636–48). He was an administrator in New France from 1632 and succeeded Samuel de Champlain as governor. The colony prospered under his leadership, the power of the Iroquois was weakened, and a treaty of peace was concluded with them at Trois Rivières (1645). He worked closely with the missionaries, especially the Jesuits.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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