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Famous People From Prince Edward Island

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List of famous people from Prince Edward Island, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Prince Edward Island, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Prince Edward Island you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Prince Edward Island, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Clifford J. Lee, Joseph Aubin Doiron and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Prince Edward Island?" or "Which celebrities were born in Prince Edward Island?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Mark Strand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 84
Mark Strand was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 and received the Wallace Stevens ...more
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Mike Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 72
Michael Dennis "Mike" Duffy is a Canadian senator and former Canadian television journalist. Prior to his appointment to the upper house in 2008, he was the Ottawa editor for CTV News ...more
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Michael Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 64
Michael Kennedy is a Canadian film and television director, writer and composer born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
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Louis Henry Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 79 (1845-1924)
Sir Louis Henry Davies, PC KCMG QC was a Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician, and judge from the province of Prince Edward Island. In a public career spanning six decades, he served as ...more
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Chris Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 50
Chris Murphy is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan. Although born in Prince Edward Island, Murphy is commonly associated with Nova Scotia; like his bandmates, he currently resides in ...more
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Andrew Macphail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 74 (1864-1938)
Sir John Andrew Macphail was a Canadian physician, author, professor of medicine, and soldier. "A prolific and versatile writer, Sir Andrew Macphail was one of the most influential Canadian ...more
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Gilbert Buote is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Gilbert Buote Dec. at 71 (1833-1904)
Gilbert Buote was an Acadian educator, publisher and author. Buote was born in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. He, along with his son François-Joseph, founded and published the first ...more
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Earl Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)
Earl Ross born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada was a Canadian race car driver who competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1973 to 1976 driving the Carling Red Cap #52.
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Robert Falconer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 76 (1867-1943)
Sir Robert Alexander Falconer, KCMG was a Canadian academic and bible scholar. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the eldest child of a Presbyterian minister and his wife. He ...more
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Anita Daher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Anita Daher
Anita Daher is a Canadian writer of juvenile and teen books. She has said she draws writing inspiration from the many places where she has spent time, including Summerside, Prince Edward Island; ...more
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Shawn Murphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 67
Shawn Murphy, PC, MP, QC is a Canadian politician. Murphy attended the University of Prince Edward Island, and later the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, graduating with a law degree ...more
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Bob MacMillan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 66
Robert Lea MacMillan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1974–75 until 1984–85. MacMillan was drafted 15th overall by the New York ...more
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Hugh John Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Hugh John Montgomery Dec. at 80 (1876-1956)
Hugh John Montgomery was a merchant fox farmer and a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a politician on the municipal and provincial levels of government in Alberta. On the ...more
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Jared Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Jared Connaughton age 33
Jared Connaughton is a former Canadian track athlete who specialized in the 100m and 200m.
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Rose Cousins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Rose Cousins
Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Bennett Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 65 (1943-2008)
William Bennett Campbell, PC was a politician and the 24th Premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Campbell was a teacher by profession before entering ...more
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Jeff MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Jeff MacArthur
Jeff MacArthur is a Canadian netcasting and tech personality. MacArthur co-created commandN.tv, a technology/social media video podcast with his sister, Amber MacArthur, and has acted as co-host ...more
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Suzanne Birt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 37
Suzanne Birt is a Canadian curler from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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Franklin Knight Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 57 (1864-1921)
Franklin Knight Lane was an American Democratic politician from California who served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913 to 1920. He also served as a commissioner of the ...more
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John Howatt Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
John Howatt Bell Dec. at 83 (1846-1929)
John Howatt Bell was a lawyer and politician who served as the 14th Premier of Prince Edward Island. Bell was born in Cape Traverse, the son of Walter Bell and Elizabeth Howatt. He was educated ...more
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Milton Acorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Milton Acorn Dec. at 63 (1923-1986)
Milton James Rhode Acorn, nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Acorn was a World War II ...more
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James Colledge Pope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
James Colledge Pope Dec. at 59 (1826-1885)
James Colledge Pope, PC was a land proprietor and politician on Prince Edward Island, Canada. He served as premier of the colony from 1865 to 1867, and from 1870 to 1872. He was premier of PEI ...more
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Aubin-Edmond Arsenault is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 98 (1870-1968)
Aubin-Edmond Arsenault was a Prince Edward Island politician. He was the 13th Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1917 to 1919. Born in Egmont Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, ...more
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Gerard Gallant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
age 55
Gerard Gallant (born September 2, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Gallant ...more
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Joe Ghiz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Dec. at 51 (1945-1996)
Joseph Atallah "Joe" Ghiz was the 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1986 to 1993, an educator of law and a justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island. He was the ...more