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Charles de Montmagny
Governor of New France

Charles de Montmagny

Charles de Montmagny
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Intro Governor of New France
Was Politician Colonial administrator
From France
Field Military Politics
Gender male
Birth 1601, Montmagny, canton of Enghien-les-Bains, arrondissement of Sarcelles, Val-d'Oise
Death 1 January 1654, Saint Kitts (aged 53 years)
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Charles Jacques Huault de Montmagny (c. 1599 – 1654) was governor of New France from 1636 to 1648. He was the first person to bear the title of Governor of New France; he succeeded Champlain, who governed the colony as Lieutenant General of New France. Montmagny was able to negotiate a peace treaty with the Iroquois at Trois-Rivières in 1645.

His name 'Montmagny' roughly translated into the Iroquoian languages as "Onontio" (Great Mountain), a title which the Iroquois Confederacy used for all subsequent Governors of Quebec.

Late in his life he was commissioned by the Knights Hospitaller to oversee the Hospitaller colonies in the Caribbean. His presence there was ineffective, since he was bogged down in power struggles with the sitting governor, Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy. Montmagny died on Saint Christopher in 1654.


Montmagny, Quebec, former Montmagny (provincial electoral district)|former electoral district of Montmagny]] and Montmagny Regional County Municipality are named after him.

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