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Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (1680-1767)
Nicknamed the 'father of Louisiana,' this Montreal-born officer managed to transform a small French fort into a vast colony. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville was the brother of the famous Canadian soldier Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.