(possibly) Engraver: Octave-Henri Julien (1852-1908)
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About Louis Riel
Today, Louis Riel is seen as a hero by the Métis indigenes of Canada, some Canadian minorities and French Canadians in general. He was a politician and leader of the Métis in Canada in the late nineteenth centuries. He is known for having founded the Canadian province of Manitoba and for leading the resistance against Prime Minister John Macdonald’s administration in order to protect the rights of the Métis people.
He grew up with ten younger siblings. He was married to Marguerite Monet dite Bellehumeur from 1881 until his death in 1885. They had three children but lost the third in his infancy.
Trial and Execution
For leading the North-West Rebellion of 1885 against the Canadian government, Riel was sentenced to death by hanging on August 1, 1885. He was hanged on November 16, 1885.
His execution caused a bitter resentment amongst Francophone Canadians which negatively impacted the country’s politics for decades.
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F.A.Q. about Louis Riel
When is his birthday?
Louis Riel's birthday is on October 22, 1844.
In how many days is his birthday?
Louis' birthday is in 5 days
How old was Louis when he died?
He was 41 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 16, 1885.
How old would he be today?
Louis Riel would be 176 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Louis from?
He was born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land.
Louis Riel's Popularity
Louis Riel was a famous Canadian politician, who was born on October 22, 1844. As a person born on this date, Louis Riel is listed in our database as the 34th most popular celebrity for the day (October 22) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1844).
People born on October 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Louis Riel is the 898th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Louis Riel's birthday, Louis Riel is the 396th most famous Canadian.
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