Édouard-Charles Fabre

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Édouard-Charles Fabre
Archbishop of Montreal
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See Montreal
Installed May 11, 1876
Term ended December 30, 1896
Predecessor Ignace Bourget
Successor Paul Bruchési
Other posts Coadjutor Bishop of Montreal
Ordination February 23, 1850
Personal details
Born (1827-02-28)February 28, 1827
Montreal, Lower Canada
Died December 30, 1896(1896-12-30) (aged 69)
Montreal, Quebec
Parents Édouard-Raymond Fabre

Édouard-Charles Fabre (February 28, 1827 – December 30, 1896) was Archbishop of Montreal in 1886 and of Sherbrooke and Saint-Hyacinthe in 1887.

Fabre was the eldest of 11 children in an important Montreal business family. Despite his father's, Édouard-Raymond Fabre, efforts to steer him in another direction, he began his study of philosophy in 1844 at the seminary of Saint-Sulpice at Issy-les-Moulineaux after a privileged education in Lower Canada.

In 1846 Fabre finished his studies at Saint-Sulpice, visited Rome and met Pope Pius IX and returned to Montreal. He was ordained in 1850.

In 1876 Fabre became the third bishop of Montreal and, in 1886, Pope Leo XIII made him Archbishop of Montreal, and the following year the dioceses of Sherbrooke and Saint-Hyacinthe.

The parish municipality of Saint-Édouard-de-Fabre, Quebec, was named after him.[1] The Montreal metro station Fabre is also named after him.


  1. ^ "Saint-Édouard-de-Fabre (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-12-30.