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John Sparrow David Thompson

1845 - 1894

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Sir John Sparrow David Thompson (November 10, 1845 – December 12, 1894) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician who served as the fourth prime minister of Canada, in office from 1892 until his death. He had previously been fifth premier of Nova Scotia for a brief period in 1882. Thompson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Sparrow David Thompson has received more than 268,227 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). John Sparrow David Thompson is the 14,467th most popular politician (down from 12,661st in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 351st in 2019) and the 34th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, John Sparrow David Thompson ranks 14,467 out of 15,577Before him are Guido Vildoso, Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greg Louganis, Comgall mac Domangairt, Khenthap, and Dhana Nanda. After him are Steingrímur Steinþórsson, Kurt Furgler, Alfredo Duhalde, Gnaeus Servilius Caepio, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, and John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.

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Among people born in 1845, John Sparrow David Thompson ranks 83Before him are Antonin Mercié, William Christie, Franz Ehrle, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Edward Douglass White, and Lobengula. After him are Archibald Sayce, Herbert Giles, Johan Henrik Deuntzer, Juan Bautista Egusquiza, Nikolaos Deligiannis, and Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto. Among people deceased in 1894, John Sparrow David Thompson ranks 78Before him are Alphons Czibulka, Victor Duruy, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Kitamura Tokoku, Lobengula, and George Inness. After him are Remigio Morales Bermúdez, Svend Foyn, R. M. Ballantyne, José Eugenio Ellauri, Nathaniel P. Banks, and George Peter Alexander Healy.

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Among people born in Canada, John Sparrow David Thompson ranks 403 out of 1,350Before him are Heather Menzies (1949), Mark Strand (1934), John Stanley Plaskett (1865), Christopher Heyerdahl (1963), Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936), and Daniel Lanois (1951). After him are Tony Esposito (1943), Georges St-Pierre (1981), Rob Gonsalves (1959), Rae Dawn Chong (1961), Owen Hart (1965), and Alex Lifeson (1953).


Among politicians born in Canada, John Sparrow David Thompson ranks 34Before him are R. B. Bennett (1870), Robert Borden (1854), Arthur Meighen (1874), Tommy Burns (1881), Jacques Parizeau (1930), and François Legault (1957). After him are Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879), Scotty Bowman (1933), Ian Millar (1947), Ted Cruz (1970), Lawrence Lambe (1863), and Pauline Marois (1949).