Napoléon Bourassa
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Napoléon Bourassa (1827 - 1916)

Napoléon Bourassa
Born in L'Acadie, Bas-Canadamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Lachenaie, Québec, Canadamap
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Profile last modified | Created 22 Dec 2017 | Last significant change: 6 Jan 2022
07:12: Andréa Boudreau edited the data for Napoléon Bourassa (1827-1916). (corrected locations for time period. Also confirmed relationships. Thank you, Categorization Project) [Thank Andréa for this]
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Napoléon Bourassa (October 21, 1827 – August 27, 1916) was a prominent Canadian architect, painter and writer whose offices were located in Montreal, Quebec. See his Wikipedia entry at this link.[1]

About him Wikipedia advises:

"Early life and training
"Born in L'Acadie, Quebec, he studied at Sulpician College in Montreal. In 1848, he interned with Norbert Dumas in preparation for a legal career but then chose to become a painter and studied with Theophile Hamel from 1850 to 1852.

"He continued his education by visiting Paris, Rome and Florence accompanied by the German painter Johann Friedrich Overbeck, a member of the Nazarene movement. After this he established his art studio in Montebello.

"Bourassa founded and directed the Canadian Journal and became vice-president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society. He resided on 430 Rue Bonsecours Montreal. Bourassa had several associates who became famous, including Louis-Philippe Hébert, François-Édouard Meloche and Olindo Gratton. He also sculpted the bust of his father in-law Louis-Joseph Papineau.

"He designed the "Chapelle Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Montréal" and the "Institut Nazareth et Louis Braille". One of his most familiar paintings is The Apotheosis of Christopher Columbus.

"In 1880, he founded the National Gallery of Canada with his fellow artists. He consulted in 1883 for the construction of a building to house the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.

"He died August 27, 1916 in Lachenaie. His daughter Adine published his correspondence in 1929. The "Fund-Napoleon Bourassa" was created in his honor at the University of Ottawa. His works were exhibited at Galerie L'Art français."

  • Fact: Residence (1852) Rouville County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1881) Montreal City, Quebec, Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1891) Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1901) New Edinburgh, Russell, Ontario, Canada
  • Fact: Burial Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours , Montebello, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada



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Excellent recommendation. Recommended change made. Thank You Cindy!


posted by Jim Wiborg
Hi, Jim, I'm checking data differences with Findagrave. Your Wikipedia source says he died August 27, not the July you have on the profile. Could you verify and make a change if you agree.

Thanks! Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

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