Michel-Sidrac Dugué de Boisbriand

Michel-Sidrac Dugué de Boisbriand (c. 1638 – December 1688) was a soldier and seigneur in New France. He served as interim governor of Montreal in early 1670.[1]


The son of Pierre Dugué de La Boulardière and of Perrine de Chambellé, he was born at Puceul, near Nantes, France and joined the Montagu regiment as a lieutenant, later becoming a captain in the Chambellé regiment. His company was attached to the Carignan-Salières Regiment and he came to Quebec City in September 1665. In 1667, he married Marie Moyen. Dugué served as military of commander of Montreal from spring until August 1670, when François-Marie Perrot arrived. In 1672, he was awarded the seigneury of Senneville, which he sold in 1679. Later in 1672, he gained the title to Île Sainte-Thérèse and, in the following year, acquired the seigneury of Mille-Îles. He took part in expeditions for Governors Frontenac and Brisay de Denonville; he also participated in the fur trade.[1]

Dugué died in Montreal in 1688.[1]

His son Pierre was a founding father of colonial Louisiana and served as acting governor of Louisiana.[2] His daughter Marie-Thérèse married Charles-Gaspard Piot de Langloiserie.[3]

The city of Boisbriand, a suburb of Montreal, was named after him.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Reid, W. Stanford (1979) [1966]. "Dugué de Boisbriand, Michel-Sidrac". In Brown, George Williams (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  2. ^ Cowan, Walter Greaves; McGuire, Jack B (2008). Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers. University Press of Mississippi. p. 24. ISBN 1604733209.
  3. ^ Voisine, Nive (1979) [1969]. "Piot de Langloiserie, Charles-Gaspard". In Hayne, David (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. II (1701–1740) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  4. ^ LaPointe, Pierre Louis (July 17, 2015) [2009]. "Boisbriand". The Canadian Encyclopedia (online ed.). Historica Canada.