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Governor of Montreal


Governor of Montreal

The Governor of Montreal was the highest position in Montreal in the 17th century and the 18th century. Prior to the establishment of the 1663 Sovereign Council, the governor of Montreal was appointed by the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal. The Governor had responsibilities over both military and civil affairs in Montreal.

List of governors of Montreal

This is a list of governors of Montreal.

Governor Term Sovereign
Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve 1642–1669 Louis XIV
Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge 1645-1647 (acting)
Charles-Joseph d'Ailleboust des Musseaux 1651-1653 (acting)
Raphaël-Lambert Closse 1655-1657 (acting)
Zacharie Dupuis de Verdun 1662 (acting)
Étienne Pézard de LaTouche 1664 (acting)
Zacharie Dupuis de Verdun 1665-1666 (acting)
Annibal-Alexis or Balthazar de Flotte de La Frédière 1666-1667 (acting)
Zacharie Dupuy de Verdun 1667-1668 (acting)
Pierre de Lamotte de Saint-Paul 1669–1670
Michel-Sidrac Dugué de Boisbriand 1670
François-Marie Perrot de Sainte-Geneviève 1670–1684
Thomas de Lanouguère 1674-1675 (acting)
Louis-Hector de Callière 1684–1699
François Provost 1686–1687
Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1688-1689 (acting)
Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1699–1704
Claude de Ramezay 1704–1724
Charles Le Moine, 1st Baron de Longueuil 1724–1729 Louis XV
Jean Bouillet, sieur de la Chassaigne 1729–1733
J.-M.-Josué Berthelot, sieur de Beaucourt 1733–1748
Charles Le Moine, 2nd Baron de Longueuil 1748–1755
François-Pierre Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1757–1760
Thomas Gage 1760–1763 George III
Ralph Burton 1763–1764

See also


  • (French) Chronologie des gouverneurs de Montréal, 1641-1724, in Groupe de recherche sur Montréal, Centre Canadien d'Architecture 1996-2000
  • (French) Les Gouverneurs de Montréal, 1641 à 1724, in GenWeb Montréal, Ancêtre francophone
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