Pierre Trudeau Biography

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC, usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

Trudeau began his political career as a lawyer, intellectual, and activist in Quebec politics. In the 1960s, he entered federal politics by joining the Liberal Party of Canada. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. From his base in Montreal, Trudeau took control of the Liberal Party and became a charismatic leader, inspiring "Trudeaumania". From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, his personality dominated the Canadian political scene to an extent never before seen in Canadian political life, arousing passionate and polarizing reactions throughout Canada. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. He retired from politics in 1984, and John Turner succeeded him as Prime Minister. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Pierre Trudeau
Full Name:
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist, Author, Professor, Jurist, Actor, Screenwriter, Academician
Ethnicity:
French-speaking Quebecer
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 18, 1919
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
September 28, 2000
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Prostate cancer
Marriages
  • 1971-03-04
    Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada
Divorces
  • 1984-04-02
    Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Trudeau (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage
Pierre Trudeau Timeline
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