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Briand, Jean Olivier
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(Jan 23, 1715, Plévin – Jun 25, 1794, Quebec), seventh Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec. Briand arrived in Canada from France in 1741 and soon became an influential diocesan leader as well as an important diplomat. After the defeat of the French by the British on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec City in 1759, Briand quickly accommodated himself to British rule and, contravening British law, was allowed in 1766 to be privately consecrated as bishop. Briand's advocacy for Quebec's French Catholic population played a major role in the Quebec Act of 1775, whereby …

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Noll, Mark A., “Briand, Jean Olivier”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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