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Jeanne Mance

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Jeanne Mance

Jean Mance was born in Langres, Champagne, in 1606. In 1641, she left France to go to Canada, and was part of the first expediition sent to found Ville-Marie. Thus, along with Paul de Chomedy, Sieur de Maisonneuve, she was the co-founder of Montréal. In 1642, with financial support from Mme De Bullion, she founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal. Through her initiative, the first nursing nuns arrived at the Hôtel-Dieu in 1659. Jeanne Mance died on June 18, 1673, in Montréal, at the age of 67.

  

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