See also: Jean-Heel (homonymy)
Jean Talon was born in 1625 with Châlons-sur-Marne, wire of Philippe Talon and Anne Bury. He is recognized mainly as being the first intendant of News-France. On his arrival in News-France one conceded some local titles to him, those of Baron of the islets and Count of Orsainville. It recommended to make come the girls from the king to accelerate the settlement of the colony and to rebalance the ratio between the men and the women. Visionary, it encouraged the self-sufficiency of the colony. He was the first to encourage the culture of hop and the barley and thus created the first commercial brewery of News-France even if its company were not a success. He made also the first census of the young colony.
He died the November 14th 1694 with Châlons-sur-Marne, place of his birth. He bequeaths his fortune and his goods to his nephews and nieces, because although having recommended the marriage to populate News-France, there is itself remained unmarried until his death.
- Biography of the biographical Dictionary of Canada in line
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