John A. Macdonald

1815 - 1891

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Sir John Alexander Macdonald (January 10 or 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first prime minister of Canada, serving from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career that spanned almost half a century. Macdonald was born in Scotland; when he was a boy his family immigrated to Kingston in the Province of Upper Canada (today in eastern Ontario). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John A. Macdonald has received more than 2,495,340 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John A. Macdonald is the 8,353rd most popular politician (up from 8,793rd in 2019), the 1,734th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,939th in 2019) and the 277th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, John A. Macdonald ranks 8,353 out of 15,577Before him are Arvid Horn, Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Autobiography of Harkhuf, Indulf, Cenwalh of Wessex, and Augustinos Kapodistrias. After him are Kilij Arslan III, Damat Ferid Pasha, Michel Barnier, József Antall, Thiệu Trị, and Jan Stráský.

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Among people born in 1815, John A. Macdonald ranks 27Before him are Andreas Achenbach, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eugène Marin Labiche, and Alexander von Middendorff. After him are Wilhelm Peters, Ii Naosuke, Horace Wells, Ang Mey, James Curtis Hepburn, and Louis Le Chatelier. Among people deceased in 1891, John A. Macdonald ranks 48Before him are Joseph E. Johnston, Giovanni Morelli, Leon Pinsker, Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Hannibal Hamlin, and Paul de Lagarde. After him are Charles Joshua Chaplin, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, José Manuel Balmaceda, Carl Nägeli, Aleksander Chodźko, and Friedrich von Schmidt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John A. Macdonald ranks 1,734 out of 7,765Before him are Nell Gwyn (1650), John Hannah (1962), Henry More (1614), Charles Hatchett (1765), Tobias Smollett (1721), and Cenwalh of Wessex (601). After him are Israel Kirzner (1930), Francis Baily (1774), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), Robert Southey (1774), Rufus Sewell (1967), and Noël Coward (1899).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John A. Macdonald ranks 277Before him are Louise, Princess Royal (1867), James Connolly (1868), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), and Cenwalh of Wessex (601). After him are Sid Watkins (1928), Randolph Churchill (1911), Elizabeth Tudor (1492), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738), and Edward Balliol (1283).