Louis Hébert is widely considered to be the first Canadian apothecary as well as the first European to farm in Canada. He was born around 1575 at 129 de la rue Saint-Honoré in Paris to Nicolas Hébert and Jacqueline Pajot. He married Marie Rollet on 19 February 1601 at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris.In 1606, he accompanied his cousin-in-law, Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just, to Acadia, along with Samuel Champlain. He lived at Port-Royal from 1606 to 1607 and from 1611 to 1613 when Port-Royal was destroyed by the English deputy governor of Virginia Samuel Argall.
In 1617, with his wife, Marie Rollet, and their three children– Guillaume, aged three; Guillaumette, aged nine; and Anne, aged 14 –he left Paris forever to live in Quebec City. He died there 10 years later because of an injury that occurred when he fell on a patch of ice.
Address 60 Rue Port-Dauphin, Québec G1R, Canada
Coordinates 46°48'50.312" N -71°12'15.481" E