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List of Canadians

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List of Canadians

This is a list of Canadians, people born in Canada, or who became citizens of Canada, grouped by their area of notability.


  • Architects 1
  • Artists 2
    • Actors 2.1
    • Broadcasters 2.2
    • Musicians 2.3
    • Visual arts 2.4
      • Cartoonists 2.4.1
  • Astronauts 3
  • Athletes 4
  • Businesspeople and entrepreneurs 5
  • Criminals and suspects 6
    • Wrongfully convicted or lynched 6.1
  • Educators 7
  • Environmentalists 8
  • Fashion 9
  • Humanitarians 10
  • Inventors 11
  • Media 12
  • Medical 13
  • Military figures 14
  • Monarchs 15
  • Magicians 16
  • Politicians 17
    • Provincial premiers 17.1
    • Territorial premiers 17.2
    • First Nations leaders 17.3
  • Religious figures 18
    • Martyrs 18.1
    • Religious Community Leaders 18.2
    • Religious cult figures 18.3
  • Scholars 19
  • Scientists 20
  • Viceroys 21
  • Writers 22
  • Other personalities 23
  • Fictional 24
  • Other 25
  • References 26
  • External links 27






Visual arts




Businesspeople and entrepreneurs

Criminals and suspects

Wrongfully convicted or lynched



See Canadian environmentalists






Military figures



  • Henning, Doug (1947–2000) – credited with reviving the magic show in North America
  • Mandrake, Leon (1911–1993) Mandrake the Great – and his sons Lon and Ron, born in 1948 and 1949, respectively
  • Randi, James (born 1928) – magician, writer, skeptical investigator of paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims, and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation.
  • Vernon, Dai (1894–1992) – magician – known as "the man who fooled Houdini"


Provincial premiers

Main articles:

Territorial premiers

Main articles:

First Nations leaders

A sepia photograph of Aatsista-Mahkan (Running Rabbit). He is wearing what is usually described as a buckskin outfit. It is elaborate and he is holding a pole.
Aatsista-Mahkan taken by Edward Curtis

Religious figures


Religious Community Leaders

Religious cult figures




Main articles:


Other personalities



Groupings and articles of relevance
Lists by city
Lists by province


  1. ^ David Ewart, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  2. ^ Werb, Jessica (November 4, 2009). "inShare Cindy Lee". BC Business. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carroll, Thomas (Tom) (1888–1968)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ CBC (2004). "The Greatest Canadian - Top 100 - 11 to 100". Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

External links

  • The Dictionary of Canadian Biography  – biographies of Canadians from 1000 to 1930 CE.
  • Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada  – biographies of Canadian architects and lists of their buildings from 1800 to 1950.
  • "Canada Questions and Answers: Everything You Need to Know About Canada" by
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia - click on "people" for links to articles about Canadians. English/French availability.
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