Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


Charles Auguste Forbin-Janson


Forbin-Janson, Charles Auguste Marie Joseph (1785-1844), French Roman Catholic prelate, was born in Paris, France, on November 3, 1785 , and died at Marseilles, France, on July 11, 1844. He was ordained a priest in 1811, was created bishop of Nancy in 1824, and from 1839 to 1842 carried on evangelistic work in the United States and Canada. He interested himself in the fate of the French Canadians exiled to New South Wales after the rebellion of 1837-8. [Mgr Forbin-Janson was instrumental in the significant Catholic revival that occured in Quebec around 1840.] See N. E. Dionne, Mgr de Forbin-Janson (Quebec, 1895; new ed., 1910).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p.360.



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