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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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  • 1
    Mark Strand

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Mike Duffy

    Mike Duffy

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Michael Dennis Duffy (born May 27, 1946) is a Canadian senator and former Canadian television... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    BirthplaceCanada, Summerside, Americas, The Maritimes, Prince Edward Island

    Michael Kennedy (born 1954) is a Canadian film and television director, writer, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Louis Henry Davies

    Louis Henry Davies

    Dec. at 79 (1845-1924)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Sir Louis Henry Davies (May 4, 1845 – May 1, 1924) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Chris Murphy (born November 7, 1968) is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan.
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    Andrew Macphail

    Dec. at 74 (1864-1938)

    BirthplaceOrwell, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Sir John Andrew Macphail, (November 24, 1864 – September 23, 1938) was a Canadian physician,... more on Wikipedia
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    Gilbert Buote

    Gilbert Buote

    Dec. at 71 (1833-1904)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Gilbert Buote (20 February 1833 – 16 July 1904) was an Acadian educator, publisher and... more on Wikipedia
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    Earl Ross

    Earl Ross

    Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Earl Ross (September 4, 1941 – September 18, 2014) born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Robert Falconer

    Robert Falconer

    Dec. at 76 (1867-1943)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Sir Robert Alexander Falconer (10 February 1867 – 4 November 1943) was a Canadian academic... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Anita Daher

    Anita Daher

    Anita Daher is a Canadian author, screenwriter, and actor based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Shawn Murphy

    BirthplaceCanada, Charlottetown, Americas, The Maritimes, Prince Edward Island

    Shawn Murphy may refer to: Shawn Murphy (politician) Shawn Murphy (American football) Shawn... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Robert Lea MacMillan (born December 3, 1952) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Hugh John Montgomery

    Dec. at 80 (1876-1956)

    BirthplaceBedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Hugh John Montgomery (July 31, 1876 – August 30, 1956) was a politician from Alberta, Canada.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Jared Connaughton

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Jared Connaughton (born July 20, 1985) is a former Canadian track athlete who specialized in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rose Cousins

    Rose Cousins

    Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Bennett Campbell

    Dec. at 65 (1943-2008)

    BirthplaceMontague, Canada

    William Bennett Campbell, (August 27, 1943 – September 11, 2008) was a politician and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Jeff MacArthur

    Jeff MacArthur is a Canadian netcasting and tech personality. MacArthur co-created... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Suzanne Birt

    Suzanne Birt

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Suzanne Birt (born October 2, 1981 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian curler... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Franklin Knight Lane

    Franklin Knight Lane

    Dec. at 57 (1864-1921)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Franklin Knight Lane (July 15, 1864 – May 18, 1921) was a political progressive and American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    John Howatt Bell

    Dec. at 83 (1846-1929)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    John Howatt Bell (December 13, 1846 – January 29, 1929) was a lawyer and politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Milton Acorn

    Dec. at 63 (1923-1986)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    James Colledge Pope

    James Colledge Pope

    Dec. at 59 (1826-1885)

    BirthplaceBedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    James Colledge Pope, (June 11, 1826 – May 8, 1885) was a land proprietor and politician on... more on Wikipedia
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    Aubin-Edmond Arsenault

    Dec. at 98 (1870-1968)

    BirthplacePrince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Aubin-Edmond Arsenault (28 July 1870 – 29 April 1968) was a Prince Edward Island politician.... more on Wikipedia
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    Gerard Gallant

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Gerard Gallant (born September 2, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Ghiz

    Joe Ghiz

    Dec. at 51 (1945-1996)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Joseph Atallah "Joe" Ghiz (January 27, 1945 – November 9, 1996) was the 27th premier of Prince... more on Wikipedia