Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils)
1814 - 1841
Author of the first Canadian novel of French expression, L’influence du’ livre (1837), written in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Philippe-Ignace-Françoise Aubert de Gaspé was born in Quebec City on April 8th, 1814. He worked from 1840 until his death on March 7th, 1841 in Halifax where he was interred. It is believed he was buried in the Poor House cemetery.
Auteur du premier roman canadien d’expression française, L’influence d’un livre (1837), rédige à Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Philippe-Ignac-François Aubert de Gapé nait à Québec le 8 avril 1814. Il travaille de 1840 jusqu’à sa mort, le 7 mars 1841, à Halifax, où il fut enterré. Il reposerait dans la cimetière du Poor House.
Erected by Le Corporation Philippe-Aubert-de-Gaspé.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1813.
Location. 44° 38.643′ N, 63° 34.47′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Spring Garden Road close to Grafton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5381, Halifax NS B3J, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Halifax Court House / Le Palais de Justice D'Halifax (within shouting distance of this marker); William Alexander Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Burke (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Maillard (about 120 meters away); St. Mary’s Basilica (about 120 meters away); Glebe House Campus (about 150 meters away); Major General / Major-Général Robert Ross 1766-1814 (about 150 meters away); Carved in Stone (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
More about this marker. This marker is on the front of the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library.
Also see . . . Phillipe-Ignace François Aubert de Gaspé - Wikipedia. In February of the following year he unleashed a stink bomb of asafoetida at the National Assembly of Quebec. While lying-low at his father's house he began writing his novel L'influence d'un livre. (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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