Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville

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Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville

Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661-1706) - Born 16 Jul 1661 in Ville-Marie, New France. D'Iberville was a soldier, ship captain, explorer, colonial administrator, adventurer, privateer, trader and founder of the French colony of Louisiana of New France. He died 9 Jul 1706, of Yellow Fever in Havana, Cuba. Also known as Sieur d'Iberville.


  • 1690 Second in command of the Canadian war party that destroyed Schenectady, New York.
  • 1694 Captured Fort Nelson in Hudson Bay and renamed it Fort Bourbon.
  • 1696 Captured Pemaquid Fort in Maine and all the English settlements on the coast of Newfoundland.
  • 1697 Defeated the HBC ships Hudson's Bay, Hampshire, and Dering, captured and burned Fort Nelson.
  • 1699 First Voyage to Louisiana - Located the mouth of the Mississippi and built Fort Biloxi
  • 1700 Second Voyage to Louisiana - Sailed 40 miles up the Mississippi and built Fort de La Boulaye
  • 1701 Third Voyage to Louisiana - Sailed up the Mobile River and built Fort Louis de la Louisiane at 27 mile Bluff.

Major Forts in French Louisiana

Father: Charles le Moyne (1626-1685)

Mother: Catherine Thierry (birth name Primot) (1640-1690)


  • Marie Thérèse Pollet (1672–1740) married 8 Oct. 1693


  • Pierre-Joseph-Louis, (1694-Unk)
  • Jean-Baptiste, (1698-Unk) at La Rochelle
  • Marie-Thérèse, (1700-Unk)
  • Jean-Charles, (1701-Unk) at La Rochelle
  • François-Jean, (1705-Unk) at La Rochelle.

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