Augustin de Saffray de Mésy

Augustin de Saffray de Mésy (1598–1665) was the first Governor General of New France in 1663 after Louis XIV took over the administration of New France from the Compagnie des Cent-Associés.

Augustin de Saffray de Mésy
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Augustin de Saffray de Mezy
Born
Augustin de Saffray de Mezy

1598 (1598)
Died6 May 1665 (1665-05-07)

Very little is known of de Mésy, but he served as town major in charge of the Château de Caen in Caen, Normandy. He developed a tense relationship with François de Laval during his tenure as Governor in Canada and died in office at Quebec on May 6, 1665.

External linksEdit

  • Eccles, W.J. (1979) [1966]. "Saffray de Mézy (Mésy), Augustin de". In Brown, George Williams (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  • Greer, Allan (15 December 2013). "Augustin de Saffray de Mézy". The Canadian Encyclopedia (online ed.). Historica Canada.
Government offices
Preceded by
Baron d'Avaugour
Governor of New France
Governor General of New France
1663–1665
Succeeded by
Daniel de Courcelle