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Robert Nelson - L'opinion publique, Vol. 4, no. 14, pp. 161 (3 avril 1873)
Robert Nelson - L'opinion publique, Vol. 4, no. 14, pp. 161 (3 avril 1873)

Robert Nelson (August 8, 1794March 1, 1873) was a physician and a notable figure in the Lower Canada Rebellion in 19th century Quebec (Lower Canada). Image File history File links RNELSON.jpg Summary L’image suivante se trouve le site web de La Bibliothèque nationale du Québec. ... Image File history File links RNELSON.jpg Summary L’image suivante se trouve le site web de La Bibliothèque nationale du Québec. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... Flag used by the Patriotes between 1832 and 1838 The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... Lower Canada was a British colony in North America, at the downstream end of the Saint Lawrence River in the southern portion of the modern-day province of Quebec. ...


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Nelson was born in Montreal, the son of William Nelson, a teacher, and Jane Dies, daughter of an important land owner in the New York area. He studied medicine in Montreal and later at Harvard University, in the state of Massachusetts. He began practicing medicine in April 1814. During the second American invasion, he was surgeon for the Deschambault Corp and the Indian Braves Corp. City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British Empire from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. ...


In 1827, he entered politics at the invitation of his brother, Wolfred Nelson, also a doctor and member of the Parti Patriote. He became an important voice of the rebel movement later. Wolfred Nelson, (July 10, 1791 – June 17, 1863) was from 1854 – 1856 the mayor of Montreal, Quebec. ... The Parti canadien (also Parti patriote) was a political party in what is now Quebec, Canada, that was founded by members of the liberal elite of French Canada at the beginning of the 19th century. ...


On November 24, 1837, Nelson was arrested with other politicians. He was freed soon after, not being involved with the rebels, unlike his brother, Wolfred, who participated in the Battle of St-Denis. His arrest, however, led him to join with the rebels who fled to the United States. November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The leaders of the Patriotes voted for the quick establishment a provisional government and the launch an attack from the United States. Some important Patriotes voted against this idea, including Louis-Joseph Papineau, still considered the only leader at the time. Robert Nelson was made General of the army and elected future President of the Republic of Lower Canada. A provisional government is an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a previous administration or regime. ... Portrait of Louis-Joseph Papineau. ...


On February 28, 1838, Nelson encamped at Alburg in the State of Vermont with some 300 men. He proclaimed the independence of Lower Canada and distributed copies of a declaration of independence. Soon after, they were arrested by the American army for violation of the law of neutrality of the United States. A jury, sympathetic to the Patriotes cause, liberated him and others. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 24,923 km² 130 km 260 km 3. ... The Declaration of Independence of Lower Canada was written in French by the patriot rebel Robert Nelson on February 22, 1838, while in exile in the United States, after the first rebellion of 1837. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


After this failed attempt, Robert Nelson and other insurrectionists decided to take the time to organize a new strike. A clandestine military association, known as the Frères chasseurs, was set up to overthrow the British colonial governments of Lower and Upper Canada and establish sovereign and democratic republics in their place. A second invasion started on November 3, 1838. Things didn't go as planned and the invasion forces were forced to retreat.


Nelson and others were eventually granted amnesty by the British colonial government and allowed to return home. Robert Nelson died in 1873 at the age of 78, and was interred in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. Front entrance, Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Founded in 1854, Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges is a 343-acre (1. ...


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Robert Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Robert Nelson (August 8, 1794 – March 1, 1873) was a physician and a notable figure in the Lower Canada Rebellion in 19th century Quebec (Lower Canada).
Nelson was born in Montreal, the son of William Nelson, a teacher, and Jane Dies, daughter of an important land owner in the New York area.
Robert Nelson died in 1873 at the age of 78, and was interred in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.
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