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John Peters Humphrey

Jurist John Peters Humphrey

Profession: Jurist

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Author of the first draft of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

Born: April 30, 1905
Birthplace: Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 14, 1995 (aged 89)

Historical Events

  • 1948-12-10 UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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