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Can you name the French Governors of Île Royale?

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1714-1717Served at Placentia, oversaw the settlement of the first inhabitants at Louisbourg, died leaving his widow penniless.
1717-1739Attacked St John's in 1709, commanded the Semslack. Later career overshadowed by feuds with the commissaries and accusations of corruption.
1739-1740Appointed at the same time as Francois Bigot. Instituted reforms in the military. A well-respected governor who died of a lung inflammation after a short term.
1740-1744A career naval officer who lost his left leg at Malaga. Oversaw the attack on Canso in 1744 and initiated the unsuccessful attack on Annapolis. Is said to have had a bad temper on account of his ill-health.
1745 * acting * Came to Acadia with his two brothers and had many sons who served in the colonial forces. Dealt with the mutiny of Louisbourg garrison and oversaw the fall of Louisbourg in 1745.
1745 * official *Served under his brother, d'Iberville, founder of Louisiana. Appointed in 1745 but died in 1747 without taking office
1749-1751Oversaw the re-establishment of Louisbourg by the French and resettlement of French refugees. Supported Maillard and LeLoutre. Asked to be relieved of command and died shortly after.
1751-1754Loved pomp and ceremony and lived extravagantly. Settled soldiers on the Rivière Miré and built a road to Port Toulouse. Clashed with Jacques Prévost de la Croix.
1753-54 * acting *Commanded the island battery during the first seige, served as acting governor prior to the arrival of Drucour. Married the widow of Gabriel de Villejouin.
1754-1758Originally turned down the post due to his lack of wealth. A capable administrator, who orchestrated a reasonable defense of the Fortress in 1758 despite difficult circustances.

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