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Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne
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Born (1680-02-23)February 23, 1680
Died March 7, 1767(1767-03-07) (aged 87)
Occupation French governor of Louisiana
Signature
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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.

His older brother was the explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.

  • Bienville, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de. "Account made by Bienville of his Expedition against the Chickasaws." trans. Caroline and Eleanor Dunn in Indiana's First War. Indiana Historical Society Publications 8. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, 1924. 75-123.
  • Davis, Edwin Adams. Louisiana the Pelican State. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1961. LCCN 59:9088.
Preceded by
Sauvolle de la Villantry
French Governor of Louisiana
1701–1713
Succeeded by
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac
Preceded by
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac
French Governor of Louisiana
1717–1718
Succeeded by
Jean-Michel de Lepinay
Preceded by
Jean-Michel de Lepinay
French Governor of Louisiana
1718–1724
Succeeded by
Pierre Dugué de Boisbriant
Preceded by
Étienne Périer
French Governor of Louisiana
1733–1743
Succeeded by
Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal

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