John A. Macdonald

1815 - 1891

John A. Macdonald

Sir John Alexander Macdonald (10 or 11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first prime minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891). The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career which 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 1,804,021 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,715th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John A. Macdonald ranks 6,673 out of 14,801Before him are Meles Zenawi, Carlos Antonio López, Yehuda Ashlag, Henry L. Stimson, Conrad I, Count of Auxerre, and Publius Vatinius. After him are Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Valdis Zatlers, Alcetas I of Macedon, Kim Kyu-sik, Anton Korošec, and Walter Buch.

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Among people born in 1815, John A. Macdonald ranks 21Before him are Lorenz von Stein, Giuseppina Strepponi, Ernest Meissonier, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Constantin von Tischendorf, and Andreas Achenbach. After him are Horace Wells, Princess Elisabeth of Prussia, Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, Ii Naosuke, Wilhelm Peters, and Eugène Marin Labiche. Among people deceased in 1891, John A. Macdonald ranks 40Before him are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Kalākaua, Théodore de Banville, N. R. Pogson, Fredrik Pacius, and Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark. After him are Carl Nägeli, Giovanni Morelli, Mihail Kogălniceanu, Pōmare V, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, and Ludvig Lorenz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John A. Macdonald ranks 1,394 out of 5,347Before him are William Watson (1715), Gideon Mantell (1790), Martin Frobisher (1535), Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), George Stubbs (1724), and Arthur Rackham (1867). After him are Samantha Fox (1966), Hugh Lofting (1886), Kate Moss (1974), Thomas Wyatt (1503), Arthur Machen (1863), and Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John A. Macdonald ranks 224Before him are James Connolly (1868), Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341), Cerdic of Wessex (467), Charlie Whiting (1952), Lulach (1030), and Herbert Pitman (1877). After him are Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), Blanche of Lancaster (1345), Joe Davis (1901), and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944).