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Henri-Raymond Casgrain

Henri-Raymond Casgrain
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Born (1831-12-16)December 16, 1831
Rivière-Ouelle, Lower Canada
Died February 11, 1904(1904-02-11) (aged 72)
Quebec City, Quebec
Title President of the Royal Society of Canada
Term 1889–1890
Predecessor Sandford Fleming
Successor George Monro Grant
Relatives Charles-Eusèbe Casgrain, father

Henri-Raymond Casgrain (December 16, 1831 – February 11, 1904) was a French Canadian Roman Catholic priest, author, publisher, and historian.

Born in Rivière-Ouelle, Lower Canada, the son Charles-Eusèbe Casgrain and Eliza Anne Baby, he studied at College of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière. In 1852, he enrolled in the Montreal School of Medicine and Surgery, but became a priest in 1856. He started teaching at the College of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière until he was forced to give up teaching because of ill health. In 1859, he was appointed curate of the parish of La Nativité-de-Notre-Dame at Beauport and was free to devote himself entirely to literary pursuits.[1]

From 1889 to 1890, he was the president of the Royal Society of Canada.

Selected bibliography


  1. ^ "Henri-Raymond Casgrain". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005. 

12px This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

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