What? You don't know who Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville was? Well, let me tell ya:
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (16 July 1661 – 9 July 1706 [probable]) was a soldier, ship captain, explorer, colonial administrator, knight of the order of Saint-Louis, adventurer, privateer, trader, and founder of the French colony of Louisiana of New France.
Now we've got that straight, while Le Moyne's birthday was, technically, the 16th, Ri'chard's isn't open on Tuesday, so we're going a day late to dig on the Cajun cuisine at Ri'chard's.
This little gem is just a few minutes outside of downtown.
Get a look at the menu here.
- ^ a b The name Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville is pronounced /piːˈɛɪr lə ˈmɔɪn diːbɛərˈviːl/ or /diːbɛərˈvɪl/. The title Sieur is pronounced /ˈsjɜr/. However, residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast pronounce the city of D'Iberville, Mississippi as /diːˈaɪbərvɪl/.
- ^ a b c d "Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville" (biography), Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907, webpage: CathEnc-7614b: gives dates (16 July 1661; d. at Havana, 9 July 1706) and mentions surnames of 6 brothers.
- ^ a b c d "Le Moyne d'Iberville", Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, 2009 (see below: References).