Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve

Paul chomedey de maisonneuve

Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve (February 15, 1612 – September 9, 1676) was a French military officer and the founder of Montreal. Maisonneuve was born into the aristocracy in Neuville-sur-Vannes in Champagne, France. He joined the military at the age of 13 and had a successful career in which he was noted for his ability and his honesty. He was hired by Jérome le Royer de la Dauversiere, a Jesuit who was head of the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal. Based on a vision experienced by Royer de la Dauversiere, the society was attempting to build a mission on Montreal Island in New France. Maisonneuve was hired to lead the colonists and ensure their safety. In 1642 Ville-Marie was founded on the southern shore of Montreal island, where a chapel and a small settlement were built. A hospital under the command of Jeanne Mance was also established. Maisonneuve was the first governor of Montreal. They maintained peaceful relations with the Algonquins and the first year of the colony's existence was peaceful.

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Date of birth
February 15th, 1612
Date of death
September 9th, 1676 at age of 64
Place of death
Paris, France


1.De Maisonneuve Boulevard

De Maisonneuve Boulevard is a major westbound boulevard located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is named after the founder of Montreal, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. It is a one-way street westbound. De Maisonneuve Boulevard is about 11 kilometres long and begins on Du Havre Street in the east end, and ends at West Broadway in the city's west end near Concordia University's Loyola Campus. The street also runs through the wealthy enclave of Westmount, where it is one-way, and is cut in two by Westmount Park.
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2.Maisonneuve Monument

The Maisonneuve Monument is a monument by sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert built in 1895 at Place d'Armes in Montréal.
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3.Maisonneuve Park

Tourist attraction
Maisonneuve Park is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough. Established in 1910, it is 118 hectares in size, with 38 hectares occupied by the Montreal Botanical Garden and Montreal Insectarium, 55 hectares by a nine-hole public golf course and the remaining 25 hectares hectares by public spaces. Originally the park contained an 18-hole golf course which was reduced to 9 holes in the mid-1970s in order to construct the Montreal Olympic Park. Maisonneuve Park borders partially on Sherbrooke Street East. It is named in honour of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal. The park is a unique place where people enjoy walking day or night, bicycling on its bike trail which runs all the way around the park. The center of the park is a calm area where people enjoy picnics and tranquility and is very popular among young people and families. The \loop" section of the bicycle path is 3.1 kilometres long.
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