Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ batist lə mwan də bjɛ̃vil]; / l ə ˈ m ɔɪ n d ə b i ˈ ɛ n v ɪ l /; February 23, 1680 – March 7, 1767), also known as Sieur de Bienville, was a French-Canadian colonial administrator in New France.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, (baptized Feb. 23, 1680, Montreal, New France [now in Canada]—died March 7, 1767, Paris, Fr.), French explorer, colonial governor of Louisiana, and founder of New Orleans. Jean-Baptiste was the eighth son of Canadian pioneer Charles Le Moyne.
LE MOYNE DE BIENVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE, officer, explorer, governor of Louisiana; baptized as an infant 23 Feb. 1680 in Montreal; son of Charles Le Moyne* de Longueuil et de Châteauguay and Catherine Thierry (Primot); d. 7 March 1767 in Paris, France.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville was an explorer, colonial administrator, and Lieutenant in the French Navy during the Nine Years' War and the Chickasaw Wars. He was known as the “Father” of Louisiana and the French settlement of New Orleans. He was known for his close relationship with his older brother Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, a ...
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville was a Canadian naval officer who, with his brother Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, explored the lower Mississippi River Valley in 1699 and established the first permanent French settlement in Louisiana. by Michael T. Pasquier. Courtesy of Louisiana State Museum.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville . Explorer Birth Location. Montreal, New France Birth Date. 2/23/1680 Death Location. Paris, Kingdom of France Death Date. 3/7/1767 Established New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Was also the brother of d'Iberville . Themes. Louisiana. United States ...
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville was a high official and then governor of Louisiana, including present Mississippi, during the French regime (1699–1763) and was the colony’s dominant political personality until 1743. He was baptized on 23 February 1680 in Montreal, the eighth son of Charles Le Moyne, Sieur de Longueuil, and Catherine Thierry/Primot. In […]
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (23 February 23 1680 Montreal, Quebec – March 7, 1767). He helped colonise North America for France, and was governor of French Louisiana 4 separate times between 1701 and 1743. He is also known as Sieur de Bienville.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, who was born in Montreal in 1680 and died in Paris in 1767, is often presented by historians as the “father of Louisiana”. Given his wanderings and fields of action, he would better fit the description as a man of the Atlantic, with one foot in the American colonies and the other in France.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville , also known as Sieur de Bienville, was a French colonial administrator in New France. Born in Montreal, he was an early governor of French Louisiana, appointed four separate times during 1701–1743. He was the younger brother of explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.