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Jeanne Mance

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance

Profession: Nurse and Settler of New France


Biography: Jeanne Mance was one of the founders of Ville-Maire (Montreal), Canada, in 1642 as a member of the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal. She became one of the colonies chief supporters, organizing funding and support from France.

As a nurse Mance established its first hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, in 1645. She served as the hospital's director for 17 years.

Born: November 12, 1606
Birthplace: Langres, France
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 18, 1673 (aged 66)

Historical Events

  • 1642-05-18 Ville-Marie (later Montreal), Canada, founded by the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal
  • 1645-10-08 First hospital in Montreal, Quebec founded, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal by nurse Jeanne Mance

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