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Memorable Manitobans: Louis-François Richer Laflèche (1818-1898)

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Louis-François Richer Laflèche
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Missionary.

Born in Ste. Anne de la Pérade, Lower Canada, he was educated at the Collège de Nicolet and ordained in 1844. He translated the laws of Red River into French in 1851. He served as a western missionary to the buffalo hunters from 1844 to 1856 and then returned to the Collège de Nicolet as a professor. He became vicar general and later bishop of Trois-Rivière.

See also:

Louis-François Richer Laflèche, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XII, 506-12.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 March 2020

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