Guy Frégault

Guy Frégault, historian (b at Montréal 16 June 1918; d at Québec C 13 Dec 1977). Frégault pursued classical studies at Saint-Laurent and Jean-de-Brébeuf colleges in Montréal. He then enrolled in Université de Montréal and eventually completed his PhD in history at Loyola University, Chicago in 1949.

Frégault, Guy

Guy Frégault, historian (b at Montréal 16 June 1918; d at Québec C 13 Dec 1977). Frégault pursued classical studies at Saint-Laurent and Jean-de-Brébeuf colleges in Montréal. He then enrolled in Université de Montréal and eventually completed his PhD in history at Loyola University, Chicago in 1949. In addition to his academic positions as professor of history at U de M, director of the Institut d'histoire and chairman of the history department at the University of Ottawa, Frégault served as deputy minister of the cultural affairs department (1961-66 and 1970-75) in the Québec government. A member of the Académie Canadienne-Française (now known as the ACADÉMIE DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC) and of the Académie des sciences d'outre-mer, he was awarded several prizes for his work on the history of New France, including the Prix Duvernay in 1944, and both the Prix David and the Prix France-Québec in 1969. Frégault's articles on the French regime have appeared in numerous periodicals. Frégault was renowned for his rigorous research and his scientific treatment of his material. His most famous work is Iberville le Conquérant.