Francois-Xavier Garneau

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Birthday
15, 1809
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 2, 1866 (56)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1809
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 2, 1866 (56)

About

French-Canadian author, poet, and historian who published his three-volume work, Histoire du Canada, in the 1840s.

Before Fame

He studied law in Quebec and became a government notary in 1830.

Trivia

His name was given to The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, which became the Canadian Historical Association's most prestigious award.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Quebec City.

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One of Garneau's poems was read by actor Donald Sutherland in 2010 at the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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