Lévesque, René

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Name
Lévesque, René Gender: M
born on 24 August 1922 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Campbellton, New Brunswick (CAN), 48n0, 66w40
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°24' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°49 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°33'



René Lévesque
photo: Jeangagnon, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

Canadian politician, the 23rd premier of Quebec. Originally a journalist for the CBC's French-language Radio-Canada, as a war correspondent he accompanied the U.S. troops who liberated the Dachau concentration camp at the end of April 1945. He also covered the Korean war. He began hosting a television program covering political news, "Point de Mire", on 28 October 1956 at 11:15 p.m., which ran regularly for nearly three years.

He was first elected as a provincial M.P. on 22 June 1960, but after two terms quit the Liberal Party on 14 October 1967 and founded the separatist Parti Québecois exactly a year later. Elected Premier on 15 November 1976, he spearheaded the first (defeated) referendum on Quebec independence on 20 May 1980.

Declared dead forty-five minutes after suffering a heart attack in Montreal at 9:50 p.m. on 1 November 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Trudeau, Pierre (born 18 October 1919)

Events

  • Work : New Job 28 October 1956 at 11:15 PM in Montréal (began hosting "Point de Mire" television program)
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  • Work : New Career 22 June 1960 in Québec (first elected Quebec Liberal M.P.)
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  • Work : New Job 15 November 1976 in Québec (elected Premier of Quebec)
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  • Other Work 20 May 1980 in Montréal (Lost first referendum on Quebec sovereignty)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 1 November 1987 at 9:50 PM in Montréal
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Source Notes

Nick Dagan Best quotes both the original French and English translation autobiography "Attendez que je me rappelle"/"Memoirs" (1986, p. 49):

"1922 was the year I saw the light of day: a true Gaspésian, but born elsewhere. In fact, I had to go over to Campbellton, New Brunswick, to try my lungs out for the first time. It nearly proved to be my last, for I immediately caught a healthy case of jaundice whose only lasting after-effect was that half-breed tint that makes people ask if I've just come back from Florida. Officially, I was born on August 24th, but my mother was never too sure; nor am I. Maybe it was very late on the 23rd. Astrologers have often reproached me with this indecision."

Previously, Marc Bériault quoted Lévesque's mother in 1968 for 5 a.m. on 24 August 1922 in New Carlisle, Québec. Steinbrecher collection gave same.

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Politician)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Premier of quebec)
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (Politician)

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