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Louis de Buade de Frontenac
Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (May_22, 1622 - November_28, 1698) was a French courtier and Governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. He established a number of forts on the Great Lakes and engaged in a series of battle against the English and the Iroquois.
Frontenac was notorious for giving whisky to the Iroqouis tribes in exchange for animal pelts. He encouraged residents to become "coureurs de bois" - runners of the woods.
New France had been under constant fear of Iroquois attack during the 17th century. So in 1696, at the age of 74, Frontenac led an invasion of the Iroquois country. The result was that the Iroquois would never again be a peril to the colony.
Frontenac had a short lived marriage to Anne de la Grange-Trianon with whom he had one child, Francois Louis.
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