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François de Laval

1623 - 1708

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Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval, commonly referred to as François de Laval (30 April 1623 – 6 May 1708), was a French prelate of the Catholic Church. Consecrated a bishop in 1658, he led the Apostolic Vicariate of New France from 1658 to 1674 and then became the first bishop of the Diocese of Quebec from its erection in 1674 until he retired because of poor health in 1688. He continued to work in New France until his death in 1708. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François de Laval has received more than 195,101 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. François de Laval is the 1,953rd most popular religious figure, the 3,461st most popular biography from France and the 174th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, François de Laval ranks 1,953 out of 2,238Before him are Juan Carlos Aramburu, Josef Frings, Antonio Marcello Barberini, Marie-Dominique Chenu, Egbert, and Angelo Comastri. After him are Chlodulf of Metz, Miguel Pro, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Ricardo María Carles Gordó, José Policarpo, and Diego Gelmírez.

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Among people born in 1623, François de Laval ranks 8Before him are William Petty, Ferdinand Verbiest, Zhu Youlang, Antonio Cesti, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg. After him is Algernon Sidney. Among people deceased in 1708, François de Laval ranks 18Before him are Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Anne Jules de Noailles, Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau, Nikolai Spathari, and Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. After him is David Gregory.

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Among people born in France, François de Laval ranks 3,461 out of 6,011Before him are Noël Édouard, vicomte de Curières de Castelnau (1851), Suzanne Flon (1918), Théophile Thoré-Bürger (1807), Louis de Buade de Frontenac (1622), Michel Audiard (1920), and Francis Cabrel (1953). After him are René Dubos (1901), Roger Carel (1927), Sébastien Vaillant (1669), Chlodulf of Metz (null), Henry Bataille (1872), and Joseph Valentin Boussinesq (1842).


Among religious figures born in France, François de Laval ranks 174Before him are Claude Fleury (1640), Peter Fourier (1565), Jacques Marquette (1637), Michel Garicoïts (1797), Louis Antoine de Noailles (1651), and Marie-Dominique Chenu (1895). After him are Chlodulf of Metz (null), Jeanne Jugan (1792), Pasquier Quesnel (1634), Jean de Brébeuf (1593), Peire Cardenal (1180), and Marie of the Incarnation (1599).