- Trudeau was born on October 18, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec
- Was the middle of three children, had an older sister (Suzette) and a younger brother (Charles, Jr.)
- Mother, Grace Elliott was an anglophone, his father, Charles-Émile Trudeau was a francophone
- First met Margaret Joan Sinclair in Tahiti. At eighten years old, she was 30 years his junior.
- Became the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 1968 to June 1979
- March 4, 1971, Pierre Trudeau married Margaret Joan Sinclair. She was 22.
- The Trudeau’s separated in 1977, Pierre became the custodial parent of their 3 children. Justin (1971), Alexandre (Sacha) (1973), and Michel (1975 – he was killed in an avalanche in 1998).
- Elected Prime Minister again from March 1980 to June 1984
- Pierre & Margaret were officially divorced in 1984
- Considered the most charismatic Canadian leader.
- Trudeau was awarded the Albert Einstein Peace Prize in 1983-84, for negotiating nuclear weapon reduction and Cold War tension
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau passed away on September 28, 2000
- His final resting place is the family crypt in St-Rémi-de-Napierville Cemetery, Quebec
- On June 10, 2006, Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau in British Columbia was named in his honour
Photo Credit: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Time, 1968.
Source: Time, July 5, 1968
National Archives of Canada, C-027281