Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau

Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (HMQQL)

Location: Kingston, ON K7L 2Z1 Frontenac County
Country: Canada
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N 44° 13.794', W 76° 28.747'

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One of the most influential and controversial figures in Canadian history, Frontenac was born at St-Germain-en-Laye, France. As a member of the noblesse d'epee he was able in 1672 to secure the appointment as Governor-General of New France. Devoted largely because of self-interest to promoting the colony's territorial expansion, Frontenac established a series of fortified fur-trading posts extending into the interior of North America, the first of which, Fort Frontenac, was constructed near here in 1673. He quarrelled incessantly with other officials, however, and as a result was recalled in 1682. Reappointed seven years later, Frontenac successfully defended New France from attacks by the Iroquois and English and continued until his death in Quebec, to expand the western fur trade.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 381871 N 4898471
Decimal Degrees44.22990000, -76.47911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.794', W 76° 28.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 47.64" N, 76° 28' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908, 848
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211-225 Waterfront Pathway, Kingston ON K7L 2Z1, CA
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