Ailleboust de Coulonge et d'Argentenay, Louis d'

Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge et d'Argentenay, governor of New France 1648-51 (b at Ancy-le-Franc, France 1612?; d at Montréal May 1660). He was a nobleman and military engineer who sailed in 1643 to play a leading role in the newly established Catholic outpost of Ville-Marie (Montréal). Named governor of all Canada in 1648, he was powerless to prevent the dominant Iroquois from annihilating all but a few of his Huron allies. After 1651, d'Ailleboust remained in New France, serving as acting governor 1657-58.