Shelby Foote

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Birth Name: Shelby Dade Foote, Jr.

Occupation: Historian

Place Of Birth: Greenville

Date Of Birth: November 17, 1916

Date Of Death: June 27, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Shelby Foote was born on the 17th of November, 1916. He was popular for being a Historian. An influential Civil War historian and author, he is best known for his three-volume work, The Civil War: A Narrative. He was one of the primary historians interviewed in the Ken Burns PBS mini-series, The Civil War.

Shelby Foote was born in Greenville. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and wrote for the university’s literary journal. He published his debut novel, Tournament, in 1949. His detailed historical accounts of the Civil War focus on everything from intimate moments (such as Robert E. Lee’s tearful, post-surrender address to his Confederate troops) to large-scale military strategy.

Shelby Foote was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Shelby Foote was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Shelby’s Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. attended University of North Carolina (attended 1935-37).


Shelby Foote’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Shelby Foote’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Shelby Foote kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Shelby Foote was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Shelby Dade Foote, Jr.
RELIGION: Anglican / Episcopalian



Zodiac Sign: Shelby Foote was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Shelby Foote was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Shelby Foote had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Shelby Foote’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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