Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (1622 –1698) was a French soldier and Governor General of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. He was one of the more turbulent and influential figures in the history of Canada, chiefly noted as the architect of French expansion in North America He established a number of forts on the Great Lakes and engaged in a series of battles against the English and the Iroquois.
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online provides a detailed biography of Frontenac.
Canada Post Office issued a stamp commemorating Frontenac on May 17, 1972. The stamp was issued in untagged and tagged formats.
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