Adolphe Routhier
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Basile Routhier (1839 - 1920)

Sir Basile (Adolphe) Routhier
Born in Saint-Benoît, Bas-Canadamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Nov 1862 in Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died in Saint-Irénée, Québec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Oct 2018
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Adolphe-Basile Routhier was a lawyer, author, judge, and professor, known for writing the original French language text to the national anthem O Canada with music composed by Calixte Lavallée that was first performed publicly on June 24 1880. An English version of the anthem was written in 1908 by another judge, Robert Stanley Weir,

Routhier was born Basile Routhier on 8 May 1839 to parents Charles Routhier and Angélique Biroleau, and was baptized following day at Saint-Benoît.[1] He married Marie Hermine Clorinde Mondelet on 12 November 1862 at Notre-Dame-de-Québec.[2][3]


  1. IGD baptism record
  2. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > BPS 1858-1865 > image 422 of 603; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  3. IGD marriage record

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