Bengough, John Wilson National Historic Person

Toronto, Ontario
Bengough, John Wilson © Expired
Bengough, John Wilson
© Expired
Bengough, John Wilson © ExpiredBengough, John Wilson © Expired
Address : 66 Charles Street East, Toronto, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 19/5/1938
Life Date: 1851 to 1923

Other Name(s):
  • Bengough, John Wilson  (Designation Name)

Importance: Noted cartoonist, journalist, poet and lecturer

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: 66 Charles Street East, Toronto, Ontario

Born in Toronto, Bengough, a cartoonist, journalist, poet and lecturer, demonstrated a remarkable versatility of talent. In 1873 he founded Grip, the weekly magazine of humour in which many of his celebrated cartoons first appeared. In 1892 he moved to Montreal as cartoonist with the Star but subsequently returned to Toronto to resume his work for the Globe. The author of A Caricature History of Canadian Politics (1886), he also published, among other works, two volumes of poems, Motley (1895), and In Many Keys (1902). He died at Toronto.