Profession: Nurse and Settler of New France
Why Famous: 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.
- 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