Ben Chifley

1885 - 1951

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Joseph Benedict Chifley (; 22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951) was an Australian politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1945 to 1949. He was leader of the Labor Party from 1945 until his death. Chifley was born in Bathurst, New South Wales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Chifley has received more than 333,978 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ben Chifley is the 13,851st most popular politician (down from 12,801st in 2019), the 283rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 250th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Australian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ben Chifley ranks 13,851 out of 15,710Before him are Rodrigo Prieto, Ali Bujsaim, Pedro Calungsod, Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II, Navin Ramgoolam, and Barbara Hendricks. After him are Gualberto do Rosário, Herbert H. Lehman, Nick Leeson, Mercedes Aráoz, Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji, and William H. Webster.

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Among people born in 1885, Ben Chifley ranks 188Before him are Tim Ahearne, Art Ross, Alain LeRoy Locke, Heinrich Schomburgk, Mór Kóczán, and Charles Rosher. After him are Lionel Atwill and Bjørn Rasmussen. Among people deceased in 1951, Ben Chifley ranks 141Before him are Lloyd C. Douglas, Ernie Collett, Adolf Spinnler, Sigmund Romberg, Tom Kiely, and Mildred Bailey. After him are Max Horton, Jack Holt, Mady Christians, Oscar Micheaux, and Thomas Blamey.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Ben Chifley ranks 283 out of 790Before him are Banjo Paterson (1864), Melissa George (1976), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), Paul Stoddart (1955), Aurelio Vidmar (1967), and John Broughton (1952). After him are Simone Young (1961), Herb Elliott (1938), Tim Cahill (1979), Lionel Cox (1930), Darren Hayes (1972), and Daphne Akhurst (1903).

Among POLITICIANS In Australia

Among politicians born in Australia, Ben Chifley ranks 25Before him are Paul Keating (1944), William Deane (1931), Fiona Graham (1961), Stanley Bruce (1883), Gregory Mathews (1876), and Peter Garrett (1953). After him are Arthur Fadden (1894), Earle Page (1880), Joseph Lyons (1879), Michael Jeffery (1937), John McEwen (1900), and Frank Forde (1890).