Alfred Garneau

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Alfred Garneau (1836–1904) was a poet who was born in Quebec, Canada on December 20, 1836. His father was François-Xavier Garneau.

Garneau's Life[edit]

Alfred was the eldest son of François-Xavier Garneau (1809-1866).[1] Alfred was a well-educated young boy, who went to a seminary and was called in 1860. After Seminary School he then studied to become a lawyer. In 1861 he joined the Canadian civil service, and was appointed to Chief French Translator for the Senate of Canada in 1873.

His grandson Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau (1912-1943) was a poet and painter.

Garneau's Works[edit]

Alfred Garneau's works include the Le Foyer Canadien, Histoire du Canada, and Poésies. Alfred worked on these articles as an editor and as an author, some say he had co-written these books, while others say he had others write for him.


  1. ^ W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 9.