Rene Lévesque

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Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 1, 1987 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 1, 1987 (65)

About

Canadian politician who attempted to negotiate the independence of Quebec. He served as the 23rd Premier of Quebec and founded the Parti Québécois.

Before Fame

He served as a war correspondent for the United States Army in Europe during World War II and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Company after the war.

Trivia

One of the major bills he passed during his time as Premier was the Quebec Charter of the French Language, which made French the official language of Quebec.

Family Life

He was married to Louise L'Heureux from 1947 to 1977 and Corinne Côté from 1979 until his death.

Associated With

He served as Premier of Quebec during the tenure of Pierre Trudeau as the Prime Minister of Canada.