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Date of Birth: 1911
Death: 1980
Graduation: 1928

Marshall McLuhans

After graduating Kelvin, Mcluhan completed university degrees from the University of Manitoba, as well as Cambridge University. From 1946 to 1979, he taught media theory at the University of Toronto, and he was the head of the Centre of Culture and Technology, an institution he had established. He made famous such expressions as the "medium is the message" and "the global village." He also foresaw the development of the Internet several decades before it was invented. The Mechanical Bride (1951), The Gutenburg Galaxy (1962), and Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964) were just some of the important works that Mcluhan published in his distinguished career. The latter publication, his most famous and influential, gained the professor enormous public attention from around the world. In the 1960s, he had articles written about him in Life Magazine, Esquire, Harper's, Fortune and Playboy. He also made the cover of Newsweek. Mcluhan's work greatly influenced cultural critics like Neil Postman and political leaders like Pierre Trudeau. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1964) and a Companion of the Order of Canada (1970).