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Famous Historians from Canada

Updated October 13, 2018 6.3k views39 items

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 CD, M.A., Ph.D. is a Canadian strategic analyst and science and technology historian noted for his work in innovation studies, organizational design, space programs, and military history....  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
  • Arthur Reginald Marsden Lower (August 12, 1889 – January 7, 1988) was a noted Canadian historian and "liberal nationalist" interested in Canadian economic history, particularly the forest trade, and in Canadian-U.S. relations. He was the most nationalistic of Canadian historians, and highly distrustful of immigrants, Americans and any others outside of what he considered to be the Canadian family. The staple theory of Harold Innis influenced his research, much of which focused on the Canadian lumber industry. He was also strongly influenced by the ideas of American historian Frederick Jackson Turner regarding the influence of the frontier—The West—on distinctly American characteristics....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 98 (1889-1988)
    • Birthplace: Barrie, 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...
    • Charles "Red" Lillard (February 26, 1944 – March 27, 1997) was an American-born poet and historian who spent much of his adult life in British Columbia and became a Canadian citizen in 1967. He wrote extensively about the history and culture of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest....  more
      • Age: Dec. at 53 (1944-1997)
      • Birthplace: Long Beach, California