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Louis Riel

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Birthday
22, 1844
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 16, 1885 (41)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1844
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 16, 1885 (41)

About

Canadian political legend who founded the province of Manitoba, and was a political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. He also served Provencher in Parliament from 1873 to 1874.

Before Fame

He originally studied to become a priest until his father's death in 1864.

Trivia

He is known as the 'Father of Manitoba' because he helped the region become part of the Canadian Confederation.

Family Life

He had two children, Jean-Louis and Marie-Angelique, with wife Marguerite.

Associated With

He is the "Father of Manitoba," which is where hockey player Chuck Rayner began his career.