Callière, Louis-Hector de

Louis-Hector de Callière, governor general of New France 1699-1703 (b at Thorigny-sur-Vire, France 12 Nov 1648; d at Québec 26 May 1703). From the Norman nobility and aided by a brother who was private secretary to Louis XIV, Callière impressed his superiors as an able commander at Montréal 1684-98. He was made acting governor of Canada following Frontenac's death in November 1698 and his appointment was confirmed spring 1699. In 1701 he negotiated a peace treaty between the Iroquois and a number of western tribes allied with the French. Although inflexible and rather high-handed, Callière won respect for his leadership during wars with the English and the Iroquois.