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  2. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville - Wikipedia

    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 colonial administrator in New France.

  3. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville | French Explorer & New ...

    Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French explorer, colonial governor of Louisiana, and founder of New Orleans. Jean-Baptiste was the eighth son of Canadian pioneer Charles Le Moyne. He entered the French navy at age 12 and served with his noted elder brother, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, in.


    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.

  5. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville - 64 Parishes

    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.

  6. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville — Wikipédia

    Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, né le 23 février 1680 à Montréal ( Nouvelle-France) et mort le 7 mars 1767 à Paris ( paroisse Saint-Eustache ), appelé aussi Sieur de Bienville ou encore Lemoine de Bienville, est un explorateur français de Montréal, deuxième gouverneur de la Louisiane. Il est connu pour avoir été le fondateur de ...

  7. de Tonti, Henri - Encyclopedia of Arkansas

    He served under Iberville’s brother, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, to bring the two nations together as a treaty negotiator. He also led expeditions in the Gulf Coast regions until 1704. In September 1704, de Tonti contracted yellow fever and died at Old Mobile (present-day Mobile, Alabama).

  8. Natchez | City in Mississippi, History | Britannica

    Natchez, city, seat (1817) of Adams county, southwestern Mississippi, U.S., on the Mississippi River (there bridged to Vidalia, Louisiana), about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Vicksburg. Established in 1716 as Fort Rosalie by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, it survived a massacre (1729) by.

  9. National Heritage | Ocean Springs, MS

    When Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville (1680-1768) left Fort Maurepas for Dauphin Island in January 1702, he left some men at Fort Maurepas. It is probable that some French and French Canadians remained in the area after Old Biloxi was abandoned in 1720.

  10. History of Tennessee - Wikipedia

    In 1739, the French constructed Fort Assumption under Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville on the Mississippi River at the present-day location of Memphis, which they used as a base against the Chickasaw during the 1739 Campaign of the Chickasaw Wars. It was abandoned the next year after the Chickasaw took hostage French troops stationed at the ...

  11. Missouri River - Wikipedia

    In 1718, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville requested that the French government bestow upon Bourgmont the Cross of St. Louis because of his "outstanding service to France". [102] Bourgmont had in fact been in trouble with the French colonial authorities since 1706, when he deserted his post as commandant of Fort Detroit after poorly ...