– 4 December
) was a Canadian Roman Catholic
clergyman from Quebec
. He was the first archbishop
of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec
after the diocese was elevated to the status of an archdiocese.
Plessis cultivated a new generation of priests during the difficult period leading up to the Lower Canada Rebellion, including Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Ferland, Narcisse-Charles Fortier, Jean-Baptiste Kelly, Thomas Maguire, and Pierre-Antoine Tabeau.