Biencourt de Poutrincourt, Charles


Biencourt de Poutrincourt, Charles
(1583-1638?)
   Son of Jean de Biencourt. Accompanied his father to Port Royal in 1605. Returned to France in 1610; made vice-admiral in the seas of New France, and, somewhat unwillingly, brought with him to Acadia in 1611 the Jesuits Biard and Masse. While absent from Port Royal, the fort was attacked and burnt by Argall in 1613. Biencourt partially rebuilt Port Royal, and was still there in 1618. Returned to France some time before 1621, and appointed director of the Royal Academy of Paris, which position he held up to the time of his death.
   Bib.: Parkman, Pioneers of France; Patterson, Last Days of Charles de Biencourt (R. S. C., 1896).

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