French Louisiana love

French Louisiana

Definitions

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  • proper n. Name for the French vast colony Louisiana (Louisiane in French) in the present USA, part of New France (Nouvelle France in French; with Canada), temporarily lost to and regained from Spain (1762-1801/3), until its sale in 1803 by French emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte to the USA in the so-called Louisiana Purchase (1803)

Etymologies

French + Louisiana (from French Louisiane, after French 'Sun king' Louis XIV) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By 1753, they had begun to link French Louisiana with Canada by a chain of forts in a strategy designed to prevent the English from extending their settlements westward beyond the mountains and thus to hem them in between the mountains and the sea.

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