Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de la Jonquière (April 18, 1685 – March 17, 1752) was a French admiral and Governor General of New France from March 1, 1746 until his death in 1752.
In 1746, he sailed on the famous and ill-fated Duc d'Anville Expedition.
As Governor General, he was considered to be a good administrator if not the bravest of men in the political and economic upheavals of the time. The opposite was true of his naval career where his twenty-nine campaigns and nine combats showed a man of great courage.
It is widely believed that de la Jonquière personally profited from the monopoly which governed the fur trade at the time, even though his administrative position should have caused him to abstain from that type of commercial activity. He did use his considerable military skills to build up the military strength of New France in the face of an increasing British threat.
- Fort Rouillé - Toronto Fort he established (1750).
- Fort Beauséjour - Fort in Acadia at the head of the Bay of Fundy (1750).
- Fort Beauharnois which was renamed la Jonquière to recognize the Marquis (1750).
- Fort Le Jonquière - a new fort on the Saskatchewan Rivers named after him (1751).
- Fort Beauharnois - a fort in Minnesota (rebuilt in 1750 and named Fort la Jonquière in honour of him)
- "Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de la Jonquière, Marquis de la Jonquière". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
Comte de La Galissonnière
|Governor General of New France|
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Le Marquis Duquesne
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