Faucher de Saint-Maurice

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Faucher de Saint-Maurice
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Born Narcisse-Henri-Édouard Faucher
(1844-04-18)April 18, 1844
Quebec City, Canada East
Died April 1, 1897(1897-04-01) (aged 52)
Quebec City, Quebec
Pen name Faucher de Saint-Maurice

Narcisse Henri Édouard Faucher (April 18, 1844 – April 1, 1897) was a Canadian author, journalist, army officer, and politician who published books under the name Faucher de Saint-Maurice.


Faucher was born in Quebec. His father was seigneur of Beaumont, Vincennes, and Montapeine. He was educated at the Séminaire de Québec and at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière. He was interested in a military career.

In 1864 he went to play a part in the conflict in Mexico and became a captain in the 4th Mexican sharpshooters, and afterward was aide-de-camp to General the Viscount Courtois Roussel d'Hurbal. He served through the war, being in eleven battles, thirty-two minor engagements, and at the sieges of Oaxaca and Satillo, at the latter of which he was made prisoner and sentenced to be shot, but was afterward exchanged. While in Mexico, he met Honoré Beaugrand.

He returned to Canada in 1866, and was for the next fourteen years a clerk of the legislative council of the province of Quebec. In 1874 he began putting more effort into his writing. In 1881 he was elected a representative for Bellechasse to the Quebec legislative assembly as a Conservative; he was reelected in 1886 but defeated in 1890.

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Bellechasse
In office
Preceded by Pierre Boutin
Succeeded by Adélard Turgeon
Personal details
Political party Conservative

He was a commissioner in 1881 from the province of Quebec at the third Geographical Congress and Exhibition in Venice, and while in Europe was created a chevalier of the Legion of Honor for services rendered to France in the Canadian press. He also had been created a knight of the Imperial order of Guadaloupe by Maximilian, and received the medal of the Mexican campaign from Napoleon III.

He was editor of Le journal de Québec (1883-5) then wrote for Le Canadien (1885-6). He contributed largely to the newspaper press in France, Canada, and the United States.

He died at Quebec City at the age of 52.


  • De Quebec à Mexico (1874)
  • À la Brunante (1874)
  • Choses et autres (1874)
  • De Tribord à bâbord (1877)
  • À la Veillee (1877)
  • Deaux ans au Mexique (1878)
  • Relation de ce qui s'est passé lors des fouilles faites par ordre du gouvernement dans une partie des fondations du Collège des jésuites de Québec (1879)
  • L'abbé C.-H. Laverdière.
  • Les Îles: Promenades dans le golfe Saint-Laurent (1886?)
  • En route; sept jours dans les provinces Maritimes (1888)
  • Loin du pays, souvenirs d'Europe, d'Afrique et d'Amérique (1889)
  • La question du jour: resterons-nous français? (1890)



PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1891). "article name needed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 

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