Bourgeoys, Marguerite

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Date of Birth1620-04-16 Date of Death1700-01-20

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, was the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Québec. She lived in Fort Ville-Marie (now Montreal) as of 1653, educating young girls, the poor, and natives until her death in 1700. She is also significant for developing one of the first uncloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church.

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I have been interested in history for almost as long as I can remember. My mother and grandfather took me to see the King Tut exhibit at the AGO in 1979 when I was six years old. An interest in “Dead Canadians” might seem a far distance from ancient Egypt, but not really when you consider that both relate to the study of funerary practices and remembering the deceased.

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