Rue D'Iberville. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661-1706), born at Ville-Marie (Montreal), carried out a long and fruitful career as soldier, ship's captain, and explorer.|
With various of his eleven brothers, he made expeditions in James Bay, Acadia, Newfoundland, and the southern English colonies. He came upon the mouth of the Mississippi in 1699; he founded and became governor of Louisiana in 1702.
A renowned military man (called the Canadian El Cid), he took the French Hudson Bay settlements back from the English in 1694, and Guadeloupe in 1706. He became the first Canadian-born person to be made a knight of the Order of Saint Louis. He died in Havana.