Joseph Marmette

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Joseph-Étienne-Eugène Marmette
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Born (1844-10-25)October 25, 1844
Montmagny, Canada East
Died May 7, 1895(1895-05-07) (aged 50)
Ottawa, Ontario

Joseph-Étienne-Eugène Marmette (October 25, 1844 – May 7, 1895) was a Canadian novelist and historian.


Born in Montmagny, Canada East, Marmette was educated at the Séminaire de Québec and Regiopolis College. He started studying law at the Université Laval but did not complete his studies. Instead he became a clerk in the office of the Treasury of the provincial government. In 1882, he moved to Europe when he was appointed a special agent for immigration for Switzerland and France. While in Europe, he was appointed Canadian archivist in France.[1] He was succeeded by Édouard Richard.

He was one of the founders of the "Cercle des Dix", a group where literature, history, science, and geography were discussed. Other members were Benjamin Sulte, Alfred Duclos, and Alphonse Lusignan.[2]

His daughter Marie-Louise Marmette[3] was an author and lecturer.

He died in Ottawa, Ontario in 1895.[1]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Charles and Eva (1868)
  • Francois de Bienville (1870)
  • L'Intendant bigot (1872)
  • Le Chevalier de Momac (1873)
  • La fiancée du rebelle (1875)
  • Les Machabdes de la Nouvelle France (1878)

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Joseph Marmette". L'ÎLE. 
  2. ^ "DUCLOS DE CELLES, ALFRED". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 
  3. ^ "Marie-Louise Marmette". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 

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