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Augustin-Norbert Morin

1803-1865

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2014
1. Augustin-Norbert Morin Marker
Inscription. French:
Au cours des années 1850 vécut ici Augustin-Norbert Morin, né le 13 octobre 1803 à Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse. Avocat, journaliste et homme politique, il fut tour à tour fondateur du journal La Minerve en 1826, orateur à l’Assemblée législative de la province du Canada de 1848 à 1851, puis chef du gouvernement de 1851 à 1855, conjointement avec Francis Hincks, puis Allan MacNab.

Fervent patriote, Augustin-Norbert Morin fut, avec Louis-Joseph Parineau, le principal rédacteur en 1834 des 92 Résolutions. Il consacra les dernières années de sa vie à la redaction du Code civil du Bas-Canada, entré en vigueur un an après son décès survenu à Sainte-Adele le 27 juillet 1865.

English translation:
During the 1850s here lived Augustin-Norbert Morin, born October 13, 1803, in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse. Lawyer, journalist and politician, he in turn founded the newspaper La Minerve in 1826, was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1848 to 1851, and head of government from 1851 to 1855 together with Francis Hincks and Allan MacNab.

A fervent patriot, in 1834 Augustin-Norbert Morin was, with Louis-Joseph Parineau, the principal author of the 92 Resolutions. He devoted the last years of his life to the drafting of the Civil Code of Lower Canada,
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2014
2. Augustin-Norbert Morin Marker
which came into force one year after his death in Sainte-Adele, July 27, 1865.
 
Erected by Commission de la Capitale Nationale du Québec.
 
Location. 46° 48.617′ N, 71° 12.62′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue d'Auteuil just from Ruelle des Ursulines. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 Rue d'Auteuil, Québec, Quebec G1R 4C3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Sewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Quebec Boer War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Québec Garrison Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Premier Hôtel de Ville (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Conferences de Québec de 1943 et 1944 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Richard Montgomery (about 90 meters away); Ulric-Joseph Tessier (about 120 meters away); Fortifications de / of Québec (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .  Augustin-Norbert Morin - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Morin was undoubtedly one of the great figures of 19th century Canada. Of indifferent health although unusual stature, he
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3. Augustin-Norbert Morin
possessed few of the charms that rendered other politicians more attractive to their supporters. Nature had bestowed oratorical talent upon him in miserly fashion, and “art had in no way succeeded in correcting the work of nature.” He was a fervent Patriote, and he had an integrity that was proverbial and undisputed by any adversary.
(Submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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