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Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site of Canada

The Papineau Family

Portrait of Julie Bruneau, the wife of Louis-Joseph Papineau, and their daughter Ézilda, 1836 Portrait of Julie Bruneau, the wife of Louis-Joseph Papineau, and their daughter Ézilda, 1836
© Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada / Huile sur toile, Antoine Plamondon / C-5414, 1836

The Papineau family tree has two major branches: the Papineau descendants and the Bourassa descendants.

Louis-Joseph Papineau (1786-1871) and Julie Bruneau (1795-1862) had nine children, five of whom survived into adulthood: Amédée, Lactance, Ézilda, Gustave and Azélie. Of these five children, two had descendants: the eldest, Amédée, who carried on the Papineau line, and the youngest, Azélie, who began the Bourassa line as a result of her marriage to Napoléon Bourassa, a renowned painter and Quebec art historian.

Azélie and Napoléon were also the parents of Henri Bourassa, a major figure in early modern Quebec and Canadian political history.

Papineau family tree

Papineau family tree Gif format (55 Ko) (This image is larger than 640 pixels)