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Pierre Rigaud de Vaudreuil (3rd Marquis de Vaudreuil)

RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth22.11.1698 - Québec, Quebec ref:673
First Known Service16.6.1708ref:673
A.K.A.Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnialref:673
Philippe Rigaud de Vaudreuil (2nd Marquis de Vaudreuil)French
Service 1672-1725
WifeJeanne Charlotte de Fleury Deschambault , widow - Married 1746ref:673
Louis Rigaud de Vaudreuil (1st Comte de Vaudreuil)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1783
Louis-Philippe Rigaud de VaudreuilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1753
François Pierre Rigaud de VaudreuilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1760
Joseph Hyacinthe Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1757
Last Known Service9.1760ref:673
Date of Death4.8.1778 - Rue des Tournelles , Paris III°, Paris ref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed 2nd Seigneur de Vaudreuil et de Rigaudref:631
16.6.1708 Enseigne de Miliceref:673
16.6.1708 At Canada .ref:673
14.6.1711 Garde de la Marineref:673
5.7.1711 Expectation of Enseigne in Canada .ref:673
28.12.1712 Lieutenant d'une Compagnie Franche de la Marine (Enseigne de Vaisseau)ref:673
2.6.1715 Capitaine d'une Compagnie Franche de la Marine (Lieutenant de Vaisseau)ref:673
23.4.1726 Appointed Major de la Marine at Canadaref:673
1727 He is part of the expedition led by Captain Le Marchand de Lignery against the Fox Indians .ref:673
20.4.1729 Appointed Aide-Major

de la Marine

25.3.1730 Appointed Chevalier l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1.4.1733 Appointed Gouverneur at Trois Rivièresref:673
1.1.17421753Appointed Gouverneur at Louisianaref:673
10.7.1746 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:673
1.1.17559.1760Appointed Gouverneur Général at Nouvelle-Franceref:673
23.6.1755 Capture of Fort Beauséjour by the British troops of Robert Monckton : beginnings of the war to come .ref:673
17561757Vaudreuil's main activity from his arrival in Quebec was to be the conduct of military operations.The victories of 1756 (attack and destruction of Oswego ensuring the mastery of the Great Lakes) and 1757 (capture of Fort Georges) , seem to give reason to his combat tactics made of "hand attacks" , effective by forcing the enemy to immobilize large numbers of staff . On this point and on others he came into conflict with the Marquis de Montcalm , commander of the French battalions in Canada .ref:673
1757 Appointed Commandeur l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1759 Appointed 3rd Marquis de Vaudreuilref:631
18.9.1759 Capture of Quebec by the British .ref:673
8.9.1760 Capture of Montréal by the British.ref:673
27.11.1760 "Affair of Canada": on November 27, 1760 , Levis , second in command of Montcalm , summed up this affair by writing to the Minister of the Navy "Without seeking to give inappropriate praise, I think I can say that Mr Marquis de Vaudreuil has put into use until 'at the last moment all the resources of which prudence and human experience can be capable ”.ref:673
30.3.17628.5.1763Rigaud de Vaudreuil accused of having lost Canada , was sent to the Bastille , freed on May 18, 1762.ref:673
10.12.1763 He is exonerated. The King allowed him to be invested with the Grand Cross of the Order of St Louis with an additional pension of 6,000 Livres .ref:673
1764 Appointed Grand Cross l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673

Notes on Officer


In 1708 , Militia or Compagnie Franche ??


ref:631Geneanet Web Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site

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