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The Ville Marie de Montréal founded
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On this day in 1642, Governor Montmagny escorted Paul de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance to Montréal Island with Mme de La Peltrie, Charlotte Barré and other colonists backed by La Société Notre-Dame. They land on the site the following day, to found a settlement they called Ville Marie de Montréal.