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Pierre Berton

Author Pierre Berton

Profession: Author

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist.

He wrote on popular culture, Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, children's books and historical works for youth. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.

Born: July 12, 1920
Birthplace: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: November 30, 2004 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

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