Brother Marie-Victorin National Historic Person (1885-1944)

Portrait du frère Marie-Victorin
Brother Marie-Victorin, circa 1920
© Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec / Author: Albert Dumas / P1000,S4,D83,PM39

Brother Marie-Victorin was designated a national historic person in November 1987.

Historical importance: Botanist, author, educator, "Flore Laurentienne" (1935)

Commemorative plaque: Main entrance to Montréal Botanical Garden NHSC 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. (corner of Pie IX St.), Montréal, Quebec

Botanist, author and educator, Brother Marie-Victorin played a major role in the scientific movements of his time. Author of Flore laurentienne, he was also the founder of the Institut botanique de l'Université de Montréal and the Jardin botanique de Montréal. His discoveries and innovations, including a new approach to botany, were of international importance. He also helped to improve the teaching of science at primary, secondary and university levels. Marie-Victorin's scientific and literary achievements won him recognition at home and abroad.

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