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Honoré Beaugrand

Mayor
Honoré Beaugrand
18th Mayor of Montreal
In office
1885–1887
Preceded by Jean-Louis Beaudry
Succeeded by John Abbott
Personal details
Born 24 March 1848
Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie, Lower Canada
Died 7 October 1906(1906-10-07) (aged 58)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Profession Author, journalist, publisher, soldier

Honoré Beaugrand (24 March 1848 – 7 October 1906) was a Canadian journalist, politician, author and folklorist, born in Berthier County, Quebec.

As a young graduate from military school Beaugrand joined the French military forces under General Bazaine in Mexico, supporting the ill-fated emperor Maximilian of Mexico. He returned with those troops to France after the fall of Chapultepec and Maximilian's execution. After some months he moved to New Orleans in 1868 and became a journalist. Subsequently he wrote for U.S. newspapers in St. Louis, Boston, Chicago, and Lowell and Fall River, Massachusetts.

In 1878, he returned to Canada and founded the newspaper La Patrie in Montreal to take the place of Le National which had recently folded. It ceased publication in 1957, after 78 years. In August 1879 he acquired Le Canard from publisher and satirist Hector Berthelot. He made a name as a political writer and reporter, and in 1885 received the cross of the French Légion d'honneur.

He became a freemason in 1873 and took part in the foundation of Montreal Émancipation lodge in 1897.

He was elected mayor of Montreal in 1885. Today, a street in Montreal and the Honoré-Beaugrand station on the green line of the Montreal metro are named in his honour. He is most famous in Quebec for writing down the legend of the "Chasse-galerie", published in 1891 in La chasse galerie: légendes canadiennes, which also included "Le loup-garou," "La bête à grand’queue," "Macloune," and "Le père Louison."

Publications

  • Anita
  • Jeanne la fileuse
  • Contes Canadiens
  • La Chasse-galerie et autres récits

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External links

  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineBiography at the
  • L'Encyclopédie de l'AgoraExtensive dossier on Beaugrand at (in French)
  • Works by Honoré Beaugrand at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Honoré Beaugrand at Internet Archive
  • Works by Honoré Beaugrand at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
  • Ancestry of Honoré Beaugrand (in French)
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