Lambert Closse

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Lambert Closse
Lambert Closse.jpg
Lambert Closse statue, Maisonneuve Monument
Born 1618
Mogues, Ardennes, France
Died February 6, 1662
Cause of death fighting the Iroquois

Raphaël Lambert Closse (1618–1662) was a merchant when he disembarked at Ville-Marie, Nouvelle-France in 1647.

His exact date of birth is unknown, however, he was born in Mogues in the Ardennes department of today's northern France.

He became a public notary, as well as Sergeant Major of the garrison of Ville-Marie. He is most known for his work in fighting the Iroquois and exhibiting combat tactics that allowed him to win many fights during his time. He met his wife, Elisabeth Moyen, while rescuing her from the Iroquois in 1657.

Lambert Closse died in combat fighting the Iroquois in 1662.[1]


The Lambert Closse rose, developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, was named in his honour.[2]


  1. ^ François Dollier de Casson, Marcel Trudel, Marie Baboyant Histoire du Montréal Editions Hurtubise, 1992 (Page 140)
  2. ^ Lambert Closse rose


  • Jacques Lacoursière (1995) Histoire populaire du Québec Les éditions du Septentrion ISBN 2-89448-050-4
  • James Grant Wilson, John Fiske Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography D. Appleton & company, 1888 ( Page 662 (Book)