John Curtin

1885 - 1945

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John Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945) was an Australian politician who served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 until his death in 1945. He led the country for the majority of World War II, including all but the last few weeks of the war in the Pacific. He was the leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from 1935 to 1945, and its longest serving leader until Gough Whitlam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Curtin has received more than 777,908 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Curtin is the 10,429th most popular politician (down from 10,157th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Australia (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Politician.

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Among politicians, John Curtin ranks 10,429 out of 15,710Before him are Moses Finley, Xin Zhui, Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Jayavarman VIII, and Jonathan Motzfeldt. After him are Abdirashid Shermarke, Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Khuang Aphaiwong, Walid Muallem, Maria, wife of Constantine V, and Ebbe Schwartz.

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Among people born in 1885, John Curtin ranks 126Before him are François de La Rocque, Jan Czochralski, Giovanni Martinelli, Edward Lasker, Sun Chuanfang, and Ruben Sevak. After him are Hedda Hopper, Egon Wellesz, Dora Pejačević, Francisco Olazar, Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, and Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy. Among people deceased in 1945, John Curtin ranks 200Before him are Jüri Uluots, Ángel Melogno, Fritz Klingenberg, Henrietta Szold, János Garay, and Harry Hillman. After him are Emil von Reznicek, Naoemon Shimizu, Óscar R. Benavides, Carl Gustaf Ekman, Vilhelms Purvītis, and Demyan Bedny.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Curtin ranks 100 out of 790Before him are Jacki Weaver (1947), John Williams (1941), James Aldridge (1918), Elle Macpherson (1964), Judy Davis (1955), and Ashley Cooper (1936). After him are John Farrow (1904), Daevid Allen (1938), Roger Donaldson (1945), Natalie Imbruglia (1975), Baz Luhrmann (1962), and Mark Evans (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In Australia

Among politicians born in Australia, John Curtin ranks 3Before him are John Howard (1939) and Harold Holt (1908). After him are David Hurley (1953), Bob Hawke (1929), Kevin Rudd (1957), Dawn Fraser (1937), Robert Menzies (1894), Scott Morrison (1968), Gough Whitlam (1916), Edmund Barton (1849), and Malcolm Turnbull (1954).