List of famous Canadians
Canada ranks second amongst the largest countries in the world. The population of Canada is approximately 1/10 of that of U.S.A.s population. Since this country has thin population, quite often Canadian famous personalities or achievers are overlooked. However the fact remains that Canada is home to several internationally renowned achievers. A few of them in different spheres include:
Among the artists there are:
The Beaver Hall Group Female painters
The Group of Seven Male Painters
Charles Daudelin (1920-2001) Sculptor
Paul-Ιmile Borduas Abstract painter
Jeff Wall Photographer
Bryan Adams - Singer
Among the different astronauts were:
Marc Garneau The first Canadian to go in space.
Roberta Bondar The first Canadian woman to make a journey to space.
Chris Hadfield: He was the first one from Canada to walk in space. Other astronauts from Canada include Bjarni Tryggvason, Robert Thirsk, and Steven MacLean.
Some of the famous authors from Canada include:
Some of the famous business personalities are:
John Roth Former CEO of Nortel Networks
Jack Warner Founder of Warner Bros studios
Belinda Stronach former politician, vice-chairman of Magna International
Nat Taylor Originator of Cineplex movie theater
Jimmy Pattison Billionaire of West Coast.
Some of the inventors from Canada include:
Alexander Graham Bell Inventor of telephone
, later developed it in United States.
Joseph Armand Bombardier: - Snowmobile inventor
Dr. Frederic Banting: - Co-discovered the Insulin
Ernest Mcculloch: - identified stem cells
J.Brown Inventor of washing machine.
James Gosling Inventor of computer language called Java
Gideon Sundback Inventor of zipper
Samuel McKeen Inventor of Odometer.
Some movie and television personalities from Canada are:
James Cameron Director
Dan Aykroyd Actor
Pamela Anderson Actress and model
Michael J. Fox Actor
Keanu Reeves Actor
Moses Znaimer Television magnate
Donald Sutherland Actor
Radio host and TV commentator
Other famous Canadians:
- Ran across Canada for cancer research.
- Greatest hokey player of all time
- Environmental writer and activist
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
- Prime minister for 16 years
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