Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

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


Michel Étienne Faillon


Faillon, Etienne Michel (1799-1870), priest and historian, was born at Tarascon in France on May 1, 1799. He studied at Tarascon, at Avignon, and at Paris, and was ordained a priest in 1824. He entered the Sulpician order, and between 1826 and 1849 held various positions in the order in France. He visited Canada in 1849-50 and in 1854, and from 1858 to 1862 he lived in Montreal. In 1862 he returned to Europe, and his remaining years were spent in Rome and Paris. He died in Paris on October 25, 1870. A voluminous writer, he published several books dealing with Canadian history, Vie de la Soeur Bourgeois (2 vols., Paris , 1853), Vie de Mademoiselle Mance (2 vols., Paris, 1854), Vie de Madame d'Youville ( Paris , 1852), and Histoire de la colonie française en Canada (3 vols., Paris , 1865-6). See M. Faillon, sa vie, ses oeuvres (Montreal, 1879), and bibliography in Bull. rech. hist., 1900.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 315.


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