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 (kăd′l-ăk′, kä-dē-yäk′), Sieur Antoine de la Mothe 1658-1730.
French explorer and colonial administrator who founded Detroit, Michigan (1701), and was governor of Louisiana (1710-1716).


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Antoine de la Mothe (ˈmɔt) 1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
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