Octave Cremazie

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Birthday
16, 1827
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 16, 1879 (51)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1827
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 16, 1879 (51)

About

French Canadian poet known for patriotic poetic works such as Le vieux soldat canadien and Le Drapeau de Carillon. A collection of his complete works was published three years after his death.

Before Fame

He was a founder and president of the Institut Canadien, an organization that promoted French-Canadian culture.

Trivia

He faced severe financial difficulties that forced him to live for a time in France. During this period of his life, he adopted the pseudonym of Jules Fontaine.

Family Life

He and his brother Joseph owned a Quebec bookstore that became a meeting place for important literary figures of the era.

Associated With

He was deeply influenced by the work of author Victor Hugo.

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