François de Champflour

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François de Champflour (d. after 1649) was a soldier and administrator in New France. He served as governor of Trois-Rivières from 1639 to 1645.[1]

He was born in Auvergne, France, he was named governor in 1639 by Governor Montmagny. Champflour served as commandant for Fort Richelieu from August 1642 to December 1643; in the fall of 1645, he went to France to settle his affairs with the intention of returning, but in the end did not.[1] In 1646, he was awarded the fief of Champflour at Trois-Rivières by the Compagnie des Cent-Associés; in 1649, he sold this fief to Jacques Leneuf de La Poterie.[2]

The rue Champflour in Trois-Rivières was named in his honour.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Douville, Raymond (1979) [1966]. "Champflour, François de". In Brown, George Williams. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 
  2. ^ a b "Champflour, rue". Toponymie Trois-Rivières. City of Trois-Rivières.