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Jeanne Mance

Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) was a French settler in Montreal. She came to Canada with Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve in 1641 with the intent of organizing a hospital, and so is considered one of the founders of Montreal. The Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first hospital in North America, was completed in 1645.