Berton, Pierre

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Name
Berton, Pierre Gender: M
Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton
born on 12 July 1920 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Whitehorse, Yukon Territories (CAN), 60n43, 135w03
Timezone YST h9w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°43' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°25 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°46'



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Pierre Berton
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Biography

Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and a television personality and journalist. He won many honours and awards for his books.

An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada's most prolific and popular authors. He wrote on popular culture, Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, children's books and historical works for youth. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Berton's 50 books became popular in part due to his light and fast-paced writing style.

Berton died at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, reportedly of heart failure, at the age of 84 on 30 November 2004.

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Events

Source Notes

Jim Birke quotes John McKay-Clements in his book "The Canadian Astrology Collection" "Middle of the night, I think, [letter in hand] from him 1996."

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Narrator)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Conscripted, WWII)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction