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Memorable Manitobans: Charles-René Dejordy de Villebon (1715-1761)


Born in Îles Bouchard, New France, he was sent west as an ensign in 1749. He later became the last commandant of the poste de l’Ouest, serving from 1758 to 1760. He was killed in a shipwreck off Cape Breton Island in 1761.

More information:

Charles-René Dejordy de Villebon, Dictionary of Canadian Biography III, 170-71.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 5 March 2008

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