Canada Famous Historians from Canada

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List of notable or famous historians from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in Canada and even some popular historians who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from Canada is included when available.

This list is made up of people like Emma Donoghue and Lester B. Pearson.

This historic historians from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from Canada?" These prominent historians of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian historians.

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Andrew Godefroy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Historians from Canada
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Andrew Godefroy CD, M.A., Ph.D. is a Canadian soldier, innovator, scholar, and author noted for his work in strategic studies, innovation studies, organizational design, biography, and military history. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Arthur R. M. Lower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Historians from Canada
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Arthur Reginald Marsden Lower, CC, FRSC was a noted Canadian historian and "liberal nationalist" interested in Canadian economic history, particularly the forest trade, and in Canadian-U.S. relations. Lower was born in Barrie, Ontario and studied history at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, where he obtained his doctorate. During World War I he served as an officer in the Royal Navy. Lower taught history at Tufts College, Massachusetts, at Harvard and at United College, Winnipeg, where he chaired the Department of History for eighteen years. In 1944 he became professor of History at Queen's University, Kingston, a position he held until his retirement in 1959. His general ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 99 (1889-1988)

Birthplace: Barrie, Canada

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Barry Sheehy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Historians from Canada
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Barry Sheehy

Barry Sheehy is the author or contributing author of several books and over fifty published papers and articles. His writings have appeared in anthologies alongside of those of Presidents Clinton and Bush, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and business leaders such as Lou Gerstner, Jack Welch and Michael Dell. He holds degrees from Loyola and McGill Universities. Mr. Sheehy’s lifelong passion for history has continued since his early years as a decorated officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. His focus eventually turned to America’s most complete, surviving, antebellum southern city – Savannah, Georgia. After many years of exhaustive research, Sheehy began the task of developing ...more on Wikipedia

Charles "Red" Lillard was a poet and historian specializing in British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Long Beach, California and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. He died in Victoria, British Columbia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 53 (1944-1997)

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

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