Stephen Leacock

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Birthday
30, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 28, 1944 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 28, 1944 (74)

About

English-born Canadian fiction writer known for Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich, Literary Lapses, and Behind the Beyond. He also published numerous non-fiction works, including Canada and the Sea, Our Heritage of Liberty, Our British Empire, and The Dawn of Canadian History.

Before Fame

He attended Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, and the University of Chicago.

Trivia

He was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in 1937.

Family Life

He and his ten siblings grew up in Hampshire, England. He married Beatrix Hamilton in 1900; they had one son.

Associated With

He and Gordon Korman were fellow Canadian writers.