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Garni Francois Xavier (Garneau Franois-Xavier)

( Canadian historian and writer.)

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Biography Garni Francois Xavier (Garneau Franois-Xavier)
(1809-1866)
Born in Quebec (Lower Canada), June 15, 1809. Unable to get a classical education, Garneau has decided to make a living, becoming a notary. Within five years was secretary of the Governor-General Archibald Campbell. The latter has a vast library, through which Garneau became acquainted with the history and literature of Britain and France. Line of duty was in the U.S., and then went to London, where for two years served as Secretary of DB Vidzhera, a representative of the French Canadian in the UK. He was twice in Paris. He returned to Quebec in 1833, began to write poems and publish a literary journal, served as a parallel to the cashier at the bank. In the late 1830's, took up the history of French Canada, . result of his labors was a three-volume History of Canada (Histoire du Canada, . 1845-1848), . in which the history of French Canadians was presented as a struggle for survival - first with the Indians, . then with the Anglo-Americans, . Finally with the dominance of Anglo-Canadians in the power structures,
. National identity of French Canadians Garneau connected primarily with Catholicism. Work Garneau was popular during the next hundred years, he was awarded the title "historian of the nation 'and the father of Canadian historiography. Died Garneau in Quebec City on Feb. 3, 1866. See. as Canada.


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