|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||19°43' 01°25 Asc. 25°46'|
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.
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."
- 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