Dictionary of Canadian Biography


The Dictionary of Canadian biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada is Canada's oldest and largest research and publishing project in the humanities. Established at the University of Toronto on 1 July 1959 under the general editorship of the distinguished historian George Brown, the Dictionary of Canadian biography (DCB) represents the Canadian counterpart of Britain's Dictionary of national biography, an intellectual monument of Victorian Britain.

Réal Bélanger
Directeur général adjoint
Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

John English
General Editor
Dictionary of Canadian biography

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Canada's Entrepreneurs: From The Fur Trade to the 1929 Stock Market Crash: Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Canada's Entrepreneurs: From The Fur Trade to the 1929 Stock Market Crash: Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Edited by J. Andrew Ross and Andrew D. Smith
Under the direction of John English and Réal Bélanger

Bringing to the fore new Dictionary of Canadian Biography research on the rise of Canadian entrepreneurialism - one of the least explored yet most important themes in our history - this book showcases Canada's long-running tradition of business innovation and growth.

Published Dec 2011
Canada's Prime Ministers: Macdonald to Trudeau - Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Canada's Prime Ministers: Macdonald to Trudeau - Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
By Ramsay Cook

Told through the lives of Canada's leading politicians this is a remarkable, engrossing, documented account of modern Canadian history.

Published Oct 2007
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionnaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XV, 1921-1930
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionnaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XV, 1921-1930
Edited by Ramsay Cook, Réal Bélanger
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.
Published Nov 2005
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Complete Set
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Complete Set
By Ramsay Cook, Francess G. Halpenny, Jean Hamelin, and Réal Bélanger

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Dec 1998
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XIV, 1911-1920
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XIV, 1911-1920
By Ramsay Cook and Jean Hamelin

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Jun 1998
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XIII, 1901 - 1910
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XIII, 1901 - 1910
Editd by Ramsay Cook and Jean Hamelin

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Feb 1994
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Index to Volumes I - XII
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Index to Volumes I - XII
Edited by Francess G. Halpenny and Jean Hamelin

"No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Mar 1991
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1891-1900
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1891-1900
Edited by Francess G. Halpenny and Jean Hamelin

"No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Oct 1990
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XII, 1891 - 1900
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume XII, 1891 - 1900
Edited by Francess G. Halpenny and Jean Hamelin

"No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published May 1990
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume VII, 1836 - 1850
Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada: Volume VII, 1836 - 1850
Edited by Francess G. Halpenny and Jean Hamelin

No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." R. Hall, Globe and Mail.

Published Nov 1988