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Memorable Manitobans: Proteus D’Orsonnens (1781-c1834)

Soldier.

Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, D’Orsonnens joined the Regiment de Meuron in 1801, advancing to lieutenant in 1803 and to captain in 1814. He married in Montreal and returned there in 1817. He was hired by Lord Selkirk to accompany Selkirk’s party on the journey to Red River in 1816. Late that year he led a party of Meurons to Lac la Pluie. D’Orsonnens was praised by William Coltman for successful exertions to prevent bloodshed on several occasions.

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Page revised: 3 August 2008

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

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