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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Photos by contributor Anonymous - Posted May, 2007

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Plaque Location

England
Hampshire
At the Leacock House in Swanmore


Coordinates: N 50 56.667 W 01 10.870

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Plaque Text

This internationally-known author and humorist was born here December 30, 1869, and, at the age of six, emigrated with his family to Ontario. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1891, he taught at Upper Canada College and, in 1901, began lecturing in political science at McGill University, heading that department, 1908-1936. Though Leacock wrote extensively on political science, economics and history, he achieved his greatest distinction as a humorist. Some of his best work, essentially Canadian in character and spirit, may be found in "Literary Lapses", "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" and "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich". Leacock's many humorous books, in English and in translation, have won world-wide recognition.

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> Posted June 19, 2010
I didn't know that the Ontario government had any historic plaques in Britain! Very interesting!




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