John McCrae

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae Full Name: John McCrae
Nationality: Canadian

Profession: World War I Soldier & Poet
Why Famous: Best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".

Born: November 30, 1872
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Died: January 28, 1918 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of John McCrae

  • 1915-05-03 John McCrae writes the poem "In Flanders Fields"
  • 1915-12-08 John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" appears anonymously in "Punch" magazine

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