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The story behind Rue Eiffel

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This street is named in honour of Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), a French civil engineer who made his name building various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct.

The story behind Earl Grey Terrace

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This terrace on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St. Lawrence River, is named in honour of Sir Albert Henry George Grey, the fourth Earl Grey. Born in London, England, in 1851, he was Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. He died in 1917.

The story behind Autoroute Duplessis

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This highway is named for Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis (1890-1959), the 16th premier of Quebec, from 1936 to 1939 and from 1944 to 1959.

The story behind behind Dufferin Terrace

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Dufferin Terrace is named in honour of Frederick Temple Blackwood (1826-1902), who was born in Florence, Italy, into an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family. The first Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, more commonly known as Lord Dufferin, was governor general of Canada from 1872 to 1878.

The story behind Rue Deschamps

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Located in the Beauport borough, Rue Deschamps is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Deschamps (1897-1989), founder of J.B. Deschamps printers. Inaugurated in 1926, the printing company still exists on the corner of Boulevard des Chutes and Rue Deschamps and is known as Deschamps Impression. The building has been enlarged several times.

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

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This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

The story behind Rue Curie

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This street is named after French physicist Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity.

The story behind Rue Daniel-Johnson

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This private street* in the Les Saules district of Quebec City is named in honour of Daniel Johnson (1915-1968), Quebec’s 20th premier. He was born in Danville, Quebec, the son of Francis Johnson, an anglophone labourer of Irish descent.

The story behind Rue Dalhousie

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This street is named in honour of George Ramsay (1770-1838), the ninth Earl of Dalhousie, who was governor general of British North America from 1820 to 1828. Unable to put an end to the rivalry between the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly, he was recalled to London in 1828.

The story behind Avenue Coubertin

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This street is named in honour of Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (1863 - 1937), also known as Pierre de Coubertin.

Born into an aristocratic French family, Coubertin became an academic and studied a broad range of topics, most notably education and history. He was deeply interested in physical education and the role of sports in schooling.

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