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Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe

Syllabification: Ca·dil·lac, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe
Pronunciation: /kädēˈyäk, ˈkadlˌak
 
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Definition of Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe in English:

( 1658–1730), French soldier and colonialist. He founded military posts at Mackinac 1694 and Detroit 1701; from 1710 to about 1716 or 1717 he served as governor of Louisiana.

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