Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Jean Olivier Chénier


Chénier, Jean Olivier (1806-1837), physician and rebel, was born at Longueuil, bower Canada, in 1806. He was educated at Montreal, studied medicine under Dr. Kimber of Montreal, and was admitted to practice as a physician in 1828. He first practised at St. Benoit in the county of Two Mountains, and later at St. Eustache. He became a leader of the local patriotes, and in 1837 he headed the insurgents in the Two Mountains district. He was killed at the battle of St. Eustache on December 14, 1837. In 1831 he married the daughter of Dr. Jacques Labrie.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 44.

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