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LE MOINE, Sauvolle, governor of Louisiana, born in Montreal, Canada, about 1671; died in Biloxi, in what is now Mississippi, 22 July, 1701. He inherited a large fortune from an aunt, and was sent to be educated in France, where he was a favorite in society and so remarkable for his attainments that he was known as the American prodigy. Racine pronounced him a poet, Bossuet predicted that he would be a great orator, and Villars called him a marshal of France in embryo, he accompanied Iberville and Bienville to the Mississippi, and the former left him in command of the colony there. Louis XIV. appointed him its governor in 1699, and he retained the office till his death. He was the first colonial governor of Louisiana.
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