Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de
Born: Mar 05, 1658 AD
Died: 1730 AD, at 72 years of age.
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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