François Vachon de Belmont

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François Vachon de Belmont
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Born(1645-04-03)3 April 1645
Died22 May 1732(1732-05-22) (aged 87)

François Vachon de Belmont (3 April 1645 – 22 May 1732) was the fifth superior of the Montreal Sulpicians from 1700 to 1731.[1] Vachon de Belmont was born in Burgundy, France to a wealthy family. He moved to Canada and personally funded the construction of La Montagne mission near Montreal.[2]

He authored the Histoire du Canada, which was first published by the Quebec Literary and Historical Society Collections in 1840.[2]


  1. ^ Herbermann, Charles George (1913). The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church. New York: Encyclopedia Press. p. 379.
  2. ^ a b Jesuits (1900). Reuben Gold Thwaites, ed. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, volume 67. Cleveland: Burrows Bros. Co. p. 339.

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