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John McCrae

1872 - 1918

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Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during the First World War and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John McCrae has received more than 1,007,804 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John McCrae is the 1,508th most popular painter (down from 1,287th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 297th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Painter.

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Among painters, John McCrae ranks 1,508 out of 1,421Before him are Paulus Moreelse, Eugene Lanceray, Alberto Vargas, Gwen John, Isidor Kaufmann, and Antonin Mercié. After him are Ulrika Pasch, Edmund Dulac, Sofiya Nalepinska-Boychuk, Henry Salt, Pipilotti Rist, and Illarion Pryanishnikov.

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Among people born in 1872, John McCrae ranks 137Before him are Charles Gmelin, Paul-Émile Janson, Georg Schnéevoigt, Walter Wild, Oswaldo Cruz, and Kristine Bonnevie. After him are Kote Marjanishvili, Anna von Mildenburg, Jan Szczepanik, Nikola Mushanov, Albert Tyler, and Alice Salomon. Among people deceased in 1918, John McCrae ranks 138Before him are Rudolf Tobias, Toivo Kuula, Waldemar Rosenberger, Abbas Sahhat, Milan Neralić, and Vasily Safonov. After him are Nadezhda Suslova, Olavo Bilac, Virgilio Fossati, Lucretia Garfield, Nigâr Hanım, and Casimir de Candolle.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, John McCrae ranks 323 out of 1,350Before him are Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), Robertson Davies (1913), Alex Trebek (1940), Barbara Ann Scott (1928), The Weeknd (1990), and Nancy Huston (1953). After him are Percy Williams (1908), Seth Rogen (1982), Grant Allen (1848), Shawn Levy (1968), Duncan McNaughton (1910), and Xavier Dolan (1989).

Among PAINTERS In Canada

Among painters born in Canada, John McCrae ranks 7Before him are Maud Lewis (1903), Emily Carr (1871), Jeff Wall (1946), Agnes Martin (1912), Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923), and Philip Guston (1913). After him are Tom Thomson (1877), Rob Gonsalves (1959), and Maurice Prendergast (1858).