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Memorable Manitobans: Donatien Frémont (1881-1967)

Journalist, historian, author.

Born in Erbray, France, he was educated at Nantes and came to Canada in 1904. After working in farming and journalism in Saskatchewan, he edited La Liberté in Winnipeg from 1923 to 1941. He worked for the Wartime Information Board from 1941 to 1947 and edited Le Canada from 1947 to 1952. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Frémont wrote extensively on the early history of the Canadian West. Among his works were Mgr Provencher et son temps (1935), Les Secrétaires de Riel (1953), and Les Français dans l’Ouest canadien (1959). See Hélène Chaput, Donatien Frémont, journaliste de l’Ouest canadien (1977).

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 9 March 2008

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