Gabriel Minvielle

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Gabriel Minvielle
15th Mayor of New York City
In office
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.

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