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Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de

Born: 1658 AD
Died: 1730 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: French
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1658 - He was born at Les Laumets in the hamlet of Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, in Gascony, on the 5th of March.

         - He joined the army where he was a cadet in the regiment of Dampierre-Lorraine.

1677 - He became a lieutenant in the regiment of Clairembault.

1683 - He arrived at Port Royal, Acadia, where Governor Frontenac made him a lieutenant and later a captain.

1687 - On the 25th of June, in Quebec, he married Marie-Thérèse Guyon.

1688 - Cadillac requested and received from the Governor of New France a parcel of land in an area known as Donaquec.

1689 - He went to France to consult on the war effort against New England.

1691 - He moved with his family to Quebec City and was commissioned in the Troupes de la Marine.

1694-1697 - He was named commander of Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan.

1701 - Arrived at Detroit on the 24th of July, with his group in 75 canoes.

1710 - He became the governor of Louisiana.

1717 - Cadillac returned to France in June, and was briefly imprisoned in the Bastille.

1722 - He granted the position of governor of Castelsarrasin.

1730 - He died on the 15th of October.


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