Gilles Vigneault

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Date of Birth October 27, 1928
Place of Birth Natashquan, Canada
Age 92 years old
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Gilles Vigneault

Gilles Vigneault is a Canadian French-speaking poet, publisher, singer-songwriter, and Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist. Two of his songs are considered by many to be Quebec's unofficial anthems: "Mon pays" and "Gens du pays", and his line Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver became a proverb in Quebec. Vigneault is a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Knight of the Legion of Honour, and Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Born: Oct 27, 1928, Natashquan, Quebec, Canada
Genres: Folk music
Occupation(s): Poet, publisher, singer-songwriter
Years active: 1959–present
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About Gilles Vigneault

Canadian poet, musician, and publisher associated with the development of the Quebecois chanson (song). His numerous chanson recordings include A la Comedie-Canadienne, Mon Pays, and Le Nord du Nord.

Before Fame

He studied at a seminary in Rimouski before opening a publishing house in 1959.


His song "Mon Pays" -- included on the soundtrack of a 1965 film -- built his reputation as a singer/songwriter.

Family Life

His seven children were named Louis, Pascale, Michel, Guillame, Francois, Jessica, and Benjamin.


He and fellow poet Emile Nelligan were both born in Quebec.

Information related to Gilles Vigneault

  • Music of Quebec
  • Culture of Quebec - The Culture of Quebec emerged over the last few hundred years, resulting predominantly from the shared history of the French-speaking North Americans majority in Quebec.
  • Prix Denise-Pelletier winners
  • Songwriters from Quebec
  • Canadian expatriates in France
  • Grand Officers of the National Order of Quebec
  • Governor General's Performing Arts Award winners
  • Singers from Quebec
  • Canadian poets in French
  • French-language singers of Canada
  • Officiers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
  • Writers from Quebec
  • Université Laval alumni
  • Canadian male poets
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Latest information about Gilles Vigneault updated on January 22, 2021.

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