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John Buchan

1875 - 1940

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort during the First World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Buchan has received more than 772,458 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Buchan is the 2,745th most popular politician (down from 2,626th in 2019), the 618th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 633rd in 2019) and the 113th most popular British Politician.

John Buchan is most famous for his book The Thirty-Nine Steps.

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Among politicians, John Buchan ranks 2,745 out of 15,577Before him are Longqing Emperor, Leo II, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Emperor Nintoku, Valdemar III of Denmark, and Fausta. After him are Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Gerard de Ridefort, Offa of Mercia, Serzh Sargsyan, Richard Walther Darré, and Intef I.

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Among people born in 1875, John Buchan ranks 25Before him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fritz Kreisler, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul Landowski, Giovanni Gentile, and Antonio Machado. After him are D. W. Griffith, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Henri Lebesgue, Zhang Zuolin, Edgar Wallace, and Mihály Károlyi. Among people deceased in 1940, John Buchan ranks 24Before him are Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Spyridon Louis, Italo Balbo, Verner von Heidenstam, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky. After him are Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Arthur Harden, Lluís Companys, Eugène Dubois, and Kyösti Kallio.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Buchan ranks 618 out of 7,765Before him are William Wilberforce (1759), James Hargreaves (1720), Douglas Adams (1952), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868). After him are Offa of Mercia (800), Philip Miller (1691), Eduard Suess (1831), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), Robert Peel (1788), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934).

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