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Canadian Connections

The following significant people from around the world have a Canadian connection.


Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide studied under the priests of the Society of St. Francis de Sales (or the Salesian Order) of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1979 he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at the State University of Haiti. He was later sent to Israel, Egypt, Britain, and Canada for biblical studies.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was born in Port-Salutwas, Haiti on July 15, 1953. He was first elected president of Haiti by a large margin in 1990. He was removed from power in a military takeover in 1991. Aristide lived abroad until 1994. The U.S. military occupation of Haiti restored him to power. In 1995 his hand-picked successor was elected president. In 2000 Aristide won his second term. more...



William Faulkner

William Faulkner was rejected by the U.S. Army in 1918 for being underweight and too short (5 feet 5 inches). He went to Canada and enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps or the Royal Naval Air Service (citation required). During his brief service in World War I he suffered a leg injury in a plane accident. In 1918 William Faulkner left the air force and returned home to Oxford.

William Faulkner was a major American twentieth-century author who wrote historical novels exploring the decline and decay of the upper crust of Southern society. He received the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. more...



Stephen King

Stephen King participated in a panel discussion at the 1984|1984 World Fantasy Convention in Ottawa|Ottawa, Canada. During the discussion King stated "Writing has always been it for me." Science fiction and adventure stories comprised his first literary efforts. King began submitting short fiction to magazines when he was twelve.

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in September 21, 1947. Stephen King is a popular author of horror fiction. His writing blends elements of the traditional gothic tale with those of the modern psychological thriller, detective, and science fiction stories. more...



Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer became a professional golfer at the age of 25. In 1955 Arnold Palmer won the Canadian Open where he won $2400.

Arnold Palmer is an American professional golfer and the first person to make one million dollars playing golf. more...


Emily Post

Emily Post traveled to Canada, France, and Italy with her architect father Bruce Price to check on the progress of the buildings he had designed. Bruce Price designed the following buildings in Canada , Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta , the Redpath Museum of Natural History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, (1888), the Windsor Street Station for the CPR in Windsor, Ontario (1889) and the Le Château Frontenac, Quebec (1893)

Emily Post was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 3, 1873. Emily was a successful author, newspaper columnist, and radio broadcaster who shared her opinions on socially correct behavior and proper manners. more...


Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh invested money and a ship of his own design in 1582 to accompany his half brother Humphrey Gilbert and settle English Catholics in Newfoundland, Canada. After Gilbert's death on the return from Newfoundland , Raleigh was given a charter by the Queen to "occupy and enjoy" new lands. he sailed to the Carolina shore of America and claimed the land for himself.

Sir Walter Raleigh was a British statesman, a soldier, explorer, and a distinguished writer. As a champion of overseas expansion into the New World, Raleigh was also a victim of mistrust and Spanish hatred. The city of Raleigh is the capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA. Raleigh was named in November 1792 for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the Colony of Roanoke, and commemorated at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.more...


Sally Ride

Sally Ride and John M. Fabian launched communications satellites for Canada and Indonesia. They conducted the first successful satellite deployment and retrieval in space using the shuttle's Canadarm.

Sally Ride was born in Los Angeles, California on May 26, 1951. She is the first woman from the United States to be sent into outer space. She is also the youngest person ever sent into orbit. She has received numerous medals and honors for her work as an astronaut, and for her commitment to educating the young. more...


Maria Tallchief

'Maria Tallchief joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, a highly acclaimed Russian ballet troupe based in New York City. Following her debut with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo company in Canada she changed her name from Marie Elizabeth Tall Chief to Maria Tallchief in order to give herself a more European image.

Maria Tallchief an aboriginal from the Osage Indian Reservation was born as Marie Elizabeth Tall Chief in Fairfax, Oklahoma on January 24, 1925. Maria is a world-renowned ballerina from the United States and one of the premiere American ballerinas of all time. She was the first American to dance at the Paris Opera and has danced with the Paris Opera Ballet, the Ballet Russe, and the Balanchine Ballet Society which was later renamed the New York City Ballet. more...


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau observed the world of nature and wrote nature essays both early and late in his career. "I fear that I have not got much to say about Canada, not having seen much; what I got by going to Canada was a cold." from in a magazine as an essay called "A Yankee in Canada" (1853)

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817. Henry wanted to be a poet. However he became a hermit and an accomplished American writer and author of the book about his stay beside Walden Pond called "Walden". more...


To Research and Add

  1. Boutros Boutros-Ghali http://www.notablebiographies.com/Be-Br/Boutros-Ghali-Boutros.html
  2. John Brown http://www.notablebiographies.com/Br-Ca/Brown-John.html
  3. Cab Calloway http://www.notablebiographies.com/Br-Ca/Calloway-Cab.html
  4. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone http://www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Madonna.html
  5. John Dewey http://www.notablebiographies.com/De-Du/Dewey-John.html
  6. Amelia Earhart http://www.notablebiographies.com/Du-Fi/Earhart-Amelia.html
  7. Brian Graden http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ge-La/Graden-Brian.html
  8. Thor Heyerdahl http://www.notablebiographies.com/He-Ho/Heyerdahl-Thor.html
  9. Howard Hughes http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ho-Jo/Hughes-Howard.html
  10. Dwayne Johnson http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ge-La/Johnson-Dwayne-The-Rock.html
  11. Gene Kelly http://www.notablebiographies.com/Jo-Ki/Kelly-Gene.html
  12. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  13. Michael Moore http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Li-Ou/Moore-Michael.html
  14. Elon Musk http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Li-Ou/Musk-Elon.html
  15. E. Annie Proulx http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Proulx-E-Annie.html
  16. Oliver Stone http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Stone-Oliver.html
  17. Rolling Stones http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ro-Sc/Rolling-Stones.html
  18. Upton Sinclair http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Sinclair-Upton.html
  19. More Canadian Connections