Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) was a French nurse, o…

Jeanne
Mance
(1606-1673)
was a French nurse, one of the founders of the Canadian city of Montreal. She
established the first hospital in the city, Hotel-Dieu de Montreal, in 1645.

She
emigrated in 1641, and helped found the new city a year later. She was the
director of its hospital for 17 years, and returned to France several times
throughout her life to seek financial assistance for it.