La Cité-Limoilou in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Born in France, Verrier was Attorney General of New France and member of the Council of Quebec for thirty years from 1728 until his death. From 1735 onwards, many who were te become successful men of law benefitted from the courses of instruction he offered. A noted bibliophile he assembled an excellent library of some 4000 volumes. He died in Quebec.
Né en France, Verrier fut procureur général de laNouvelle-France près le Conseil supérieur de Québec pendant trente années, de 1728 à son décès, À compter de 1735, il donna des cours de droit et il forma des praticiens. Bibliophile, il réunit une collection de quelque quatre mille ouvrages. Il mourut à Québec.
Erected 1953 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17-21 Rue Sainte-Famille, La Cité-Limoilou, Quebec G1R 3T5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monseigneur Joseph-Clovis K.-Laflamme (a few steps from this marker); Maison François-Xavier Garneau (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Calixa Lavallée (about 120 meters away); Octave Crémazie (about 150 meters away); Maison Marie-Joseph-Larchevêque (about 180 meters away); Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO (about 180 meters away); hic lacet franciscus de Laval / Here lies François de Laval (about 180 meters away); L'hôtel de Ville de Québec / Québec City Hall (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Cité-Limoilou.
Also see . . . Louis Guillaume Verrier - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. The most original aspect of Verrier’s work in New France was without doubt his teaching of law. The courses he gave were elementary and amounted to lectures on the ordinances, customary law, and jurisprudence of the period; these courses in law are believed by some to be the first given in North America. (Submitted on March 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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