Benjamin Sulte was born in September of 1841 and died in August of 1923. In contrast to the times before his birth and after his death, he was very active; he held such posts as poet, journalist, historian, and social critic. He was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec and in his youth, he was fond of literature, and well known for his songs. He created a literary circle which gained government attention (in a good way). He lost his father at age six and left school four years later to better help his mother raise the family, working in a number of clerk positions. He got positions in different newspapers, and after his military service, moved to Ottawa, Ontario where he became an editor for the government of Canada and a translator for the House of Commons, then chief of the Militia. He retired in 1903.

This man wrote heaps of books in both English and French, the list of which can be found in the Memoirs of the Royal Society of Canada, an organisation in which he one of their most remarkable members. His greatest work is considered to be his "Histoire des Canadiens-Français" (History of French Canadians) written in 1882.

The art pavillion at my school has been named after him.