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b. 22 March 1852 in Troy, N.Y.


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

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The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

Land War – Lower Canada

This extract from the biography of Charles-Michel d’IRUMBERRY DE SALABERRY captures the importance of the only major battle fought in Lower Canada:

“From that time, the battle of Châteauguay took on a legendary character and became a source of popular pride: the Canadians, commanded by one of their own, had displayed their bravery, their military capacity, and their loyalty in repelling the Americans.”

If you wish to know more about this event, we invite you to explore the list of biographies.

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