Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Ludger Duvernay


Duvernay, Ludger (1799-1852), journalist, was born at Verchères, Lower Canada, in 1799. From 1817 to 1827 he was a journalist at Three Rivers. In 1827 he acquired La Minerve, a Montreal newspaper, and it became the mouthpiece of the patriote party. In 1837 he was elected to represent Lachenaye in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada; at the time of the rebellion he took refuge at Burlington, Vermont; and there he published the Patriote. He died at Montreal on November 28, 1852. In 1834 he founded the Société St. Jean Baptiste; and he is said to have originally suggested the maple leaf as the national emblem of Canada. His papers have been published in the Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic journal, 1908-9.

[See the biography of Duvernay at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.]

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 255.


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