Gabriel Minvielle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gabriel Minvielle
15th Mayor of New York City
In office
1684–1685
Preceded by Cornelius Van Steenwyk
Succeeded by Nicholas Bayard
Personal details
Born Bordeaux, France
Died 1702

Gabriel Minvielle was a prominent Huguenot who settled in New York in after emigrating from France in 1673. He engaged in foreign trade, especially with the West Indies, and prospered as a merchant and trader and also politically, serving as the 15th Mayor of New York City from 1684 until 1685.[1] Minvielle was later honored several times by appointment as a member of the Governor's Council.

Minvielle was integral in the creation of the Huguenot settlement of New Rochelle, New York in 1688.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York City Mayors Part I, page 39. Ralph J. Caliendo. Retrieved 23 May 2012.