The story behind Rue Hocquart


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This portrait of Gilles Hocquart was painted by Canadian artist Théophile Hamel around 1850.

This street is named in honour of Gilles Hocquart (1694-1783) who was the intendant of New France from 1729 to 1748, the longest intendancy in the colony’s history.