Adolphe-Basile Routhier

Adolphe-Basile Routhier

Born: May 8, 1839

Died: June 27, 1920


Occupation: lawyer, author, judge

Biography: Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier was a Canadian judge, author, and lyricist. He wrote the lyrics of the original French version of the Canadian national anthem O Canada. He was born in Saint-Placide, Quebec, to Charles Routhier and Angélique Lafleur.