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Diereville, (Dièreville, Sieur de Dièreville, Dière de Dièreville) was a French surgeon, botanist and travel writer, born in France, probably in Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados.

Dièreville is known mostly for his travels in Acadia from October 1699 to October 1700. The plant genus, Diervilla, was named in honour of him by French botanist Tournefort [1]

Dièreville wrote about his observations in Acadia in "Relation du voyage du Port Royal de l’Acadie, ou de la Nouvelle France" which was first published in Rouen in 1708. It was re-published with notes by LU Fontaine in Quebec in 1885. [2] In 1933, the Champlain Society published another edition as part of its General Series, edited by John Clarence Webster, with English translation by Alice Webster. [3]


  1. ^ Jacques Rousseau,. "DIÈREVILLE". Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 2. University of Toronto/Université Laval. 
  2. ^ Sieur de Diereville; L.U. Fontaine (1885). Voyage du sieur de Diéreville en Acadie. OL 11295875W. Retrieved Sep 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sieur de Diereville (1933). Webster, John; Webster, Alice, eds. "Relation of the Voyage to Port Royal in Acadia or New France". Toronto: Champlain Society. 

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