Religious origin of famous figures of the history of
Isaac Berthier (1638-1708)
Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732)
Jacques Brisay de Denonville(1637-1710)
Marquis de Montcalm (1712-1759)
- Du Calvet house in Old Montreal
- Religious origin of famous figures of the history of
- Some famous figures of the history of New-France were
Protestant or originating from Protestant families. Here
a some examples:
- Isaac Berthier : Captain in the regiment of Carignan, he
came to Quebec in 1665, he change his first name to
Alexandre when he abjure his religion. Some historians
get confused with that. They thought that Isaac and
Alexandre were two different persons.
- Jean Sicard de Carufel: Born in Languedoc, came to Canada
in 1695, he made abjuration in 1686. He became seignior
of Carufel in 1705.
- Frontenac: His grandparents were Protestants. He has been
christened at the age of five.
- De Subercase: Captain of troop in Canada and Governor of
Plaisance in Acadia. He was christened at the Protestant
temple of Orthez.
- Denonville: Governor of New-France from 1685 to 1689. His
parents get converted a year before his birth.
- Gédéon of Catalogne: Surveyor and geographer, he made
many maps of New-France. He converted himself in 1687.
- Montcalm: His father was Protestant and get converted on
the influence of his wife who was Catholic.
- François Mounier: Camed to Canada in 1740 as
representative for a merchant of La Rochelle. Because he
is Protestant, he will be called by Governor Murray to be
part of the first government in 1764.
- Pierre Du Calvet: Camer to Canada in 1758, he was leaving
France because of religious persecution. He work for
Governor Murray after the conquest. He will be put in
jail in 1776 for collusion with the Americans. We can
still see his house in old Montreal.