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LEGENDRE, Napoleon Nareisse Gabriel, Canadian author, born in Nicolet, Canada, 13 February, 1841. He was educated at the Christian brothers' college, Point Levis, and at St. Mary's Jesuit college, Montreal, where he received the degree of licencio-en-loi in 1864. He was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in 1865, and edited "Le journal de l'instruction publique" from 1871 till 1876, when he was appointed clerk of French journals of the legislative council of Quebec. He was made by the governor-general, the Marquis of Lorne, a member of the Royal society of Canada, in the section "de la litterature Francaise," at the time of its formation, in addition to many articles and essays published in French and Canadian periodicals, he is the author of "Sabre et scalpel," a romance (Montreal 1872); "Albani," a biography (Quebec, 1874); "X rues enfants" (1875); "Echos de Quebec" (2 vols., 1877); "Notre constitution et nos institutions" (Montreal, 1878); and "Les Perce Neige," poems (Quebec, 1886).
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