Aubert de Gaspé, Philippe-Joseph
|born on||30 October 1786 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )|
|Place||Québec, Quebec (CAN), 46n49, 71w14|
|Timezone||LMT m71w14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°38' 14°30 Asc. 25°44'|
French Canadian writer and seigneur. At the age of seventy-five, he completed a novel entitled, Les Anciens Canadiens (Old-Time Canadians, Quebec, 1863). Almost entirely based on fact, the story illustrates Canadian national tradition, character and manners. At that time, it was perhaps the most popular book ever published in the province of Quebec. In 1866, Aubert de Gaspé published his Mémoires. He died on 29 January 1871.
Sy Scholfield cites baptismal/birth record quoted in "A travers les Mémoires de Philippe Aubert de Gaspé" by Pierre Georges Roy (Ducharme, 1943), p. 8: "M. de Gaspé fut baptisé le lendemain de sa naissance, comme en fait foi l'acte de naissance suivant tiré des registres de Notre-Dame de Québec: 'Le trente et un octobre mil sept cent quatre vingt six, par nous curé de Québec, soussigné, a été baptisé Philippe Joseph, né hier au soir, à quatre heures un quart, du légitime mariage de Mr. Philippe Ignace Aubert, Ecuyer ...'"
Translation: Mr. de Gaspé was baptized the day after his birth, as evidenced by the following passage from birth records of Notre-Dame de Quebec: 'On 31 October 1786, our parish priest of Quebec, the undersigned, baptized Philippe Joseph, born yesterday evening at a quarter past four, from the legitimate marriage of Mr. Philippe Ignace Aubert, Esquire ...
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)