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René Lévesque

Born: 24-Aug-1922
Birthplace: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada [1]
Died: 1-Nov-1987
Location of death: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Saint-Michel Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Premier of Quebec, 1976-85

Quebec separatist, tried in a 1980 referendum to secede (60% voting "no").


[1] His birthplace is often given as New Carlisle, Quebec. This confusion arises because he was born in a hospital in Campbellton, New Brunswick, to parents living in New Carlisle, where he also grew up.

Father: Dominique Lévesque (lawyer)
Mother: Diane Dionne-Pineault
Wife: Louise L'Heureux (m. 3-May-1947, separated 1970, div. 1977, three children)
Wife: Corinne Côté (m. 12-Apr-1978, until his death)

    High School: Collège de Gaspé
    High School: Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier, Quebec City
    University:
Law, Laval University (1941-43, no degree)

    Premier of Quebec (25-Nov-1976 to 3-Oct-1985)
    Traveled to the USSR

Author of books:
Attendez que je me rappelle (1986, memoir)


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