|Bishop of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba|
|Installed||June 4, 1847|
|Term ended||June 7, 1853|
|Other posts|| Coadjutor Bishop of Quebec City|
Vicar Apostolic of North-West (Nord-Ouest)
|Ordination||December 21, 1811|
|Born||February 12, 1787|
Nicolet, Province of Quebec
|Died|| June 7, 1853 66) (aged|
Saint Boniface, Rupert's Land
Joseph-Norbert Provencher (February 12, 1787 – June 7, 1853) was a Canadian clergyman and missionary and one of the founders of the modern province of Manitoba. He was the first Bishop of Saint Boniface and was an important figure in the history of the Franco-Manitoban community.
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