Amor De Cosmos, 1825-1897

Amor De Cosmos, 1825-1897 (HMX3Y)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1T9 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.563', W 123° 22.188'

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Amor De Cosmos (Lover of the Universe) was the name adopted by William Smith of Windor, Nova Scotia, while in the California goldfields. In 1858 he arrived in Victoria and founded the opposition journal, the Colonist. For over two decades his irrepressible pen and exuberant oratory championed the causes of responsible government and Confederation. He sat for Victoria in the Legislative Assembly (1863-74) and in the House of Commons (1871-82), and served briefly (1872-4) as provincial premier. Defeated in 1882, the stormy petrel of British Columbia politics retired from public life. He died in Victoria.

C'est dans les champs aurif?res de la California que William Smith, de Windsor (N.-?.), choisit de s'appeler Amor De Cosmos (Amant de l'Univers). Arriv? ? Victoria en 1858, il y fonda le Colonist, journal d'opposition. Pendant plus de vingt ans, par sa plume irr?pressible et son verbe emflamm? il pr?ns la responsabilit? minist?rielle et le syst?me f?d?ratif. D?put? de Victoria ? l'Assembl?e l?gislative (1863-74) et ? la Chambre des Communes (1871-82), il fut aussi premier ministre de sa province de 1872 ? 1874. En 1882, ce bouillant homme politique fut d?fait et se retira de la vie publique. Il mourut ? Victoria.

HM NumberHMX3Y
Year Placed1948
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472642 N 5363721
Decimal Degrees48.42605000, -123.36980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.563', W 123° 22.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 33.78" N, 123° 22' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1207 Wharf St, Victoria BC V8W 1T9, CA
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