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CNHS - Pierre Boucher
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 20.579 W 072° 32.324
18T E 689398 N 5135100
Quick Description: Cette plaque, en hommage à Pierre Boucher, est située sur les rues des Ursulines et des Casernes, à Trois-Rivières. This plaque, in tribute to Pierre Boucher, is located on des Ursulines and des Casernes Streets, in Trois-Rivières.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 5:58:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMEDZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKen
Views: 30

Long Description:
The texte sur la plaque se lit comme suit:
Pierre Boucher, futur sieur de Grosbois, émigra de France au Canada vers 1635. Après un séjour en Huronie et à Québec, il fut tour à tour interprète (1644), commandant (1651) puis gouverneur de Trois-Rivières (1654). Juge royal et conseiller du roi, il représenta la colonie en France en 1661-1662. À son retour, il rédigea l'Histoire véritable et naturelle....de la Nouvelle-France, qui eut de fortes répercussions pour la colonie et constitue encore une importante source historique. L'une des figures dominantes de la colonie, il fonda la seigneurie de Boucherville en 1668 et en fut le seigneur jusqu'à sa mort.
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
Born in France, Pierre Boucher, later Sieur de Grosbois, came to Canada about 1635. He spent time in Huronia and at Québec before becoming successively, interpreter (1644), commander (1651) and governor (1654) at Trois Rivières. A royal judge and king's councillor, he represented the colony in France in 1661-1662. His 'Histoire véritable et naturelle....de la Nouvelle-France', written on his return, had a profound influence on the colony and is still a valuable historical source. One of the dominant figures of New France he founded Boucherville in 1668 and was its seigneur until his death.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Trois-Rivières

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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