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 a manuscript history of New France entitled Recueil de pièces sur l’histoire du Canada, which is currently held at the Bibliothèque national de France and known as Français 13516. This manuscript was partially published under the title Histoire du Canada, by the Quebec Literary and Historical Society Collections in 1840.[2]

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  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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