John Turner

1929 - 2020

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John Napier Wyndham Turner (June 7, 1929 – September 19, 2020) was a Canadian politician and lawyer who served as the 17th prime minister of Canada from June 30 to September 17, 1984.Turner served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as Minister of Justice from 1968 to 1972, and Minister of Finance from 1972 to 1975. Amid a global recession and the prospect of having to implement unpopular wage and price controls, Turner resigned from his position in 1975. After a hiatus from politics from 1975 to 1984, Turner returned and successfully contested the 1984 Liberal leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Turner has received more than 1,110,055 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Turner is the 9,658th most popular politician (down from 8,250th in 2019), the 2,181st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,739th in 2019) and the 338th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, John Turner ranks 9,658 out of 15,710Before him are Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia, Manius Aquillius, Caradoc, Mesih Pasha, Ernest Monis, and Albert, 4th duc de Broglie. After him are Ansgarde of Burgundy, Jens Böhrnsen, Hermes da Fonseca, Václav Talich, Josefa Iloilo, and Waiofar.

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Among people born in 1929, John Turner ranks 205Before him are François Cheng, Albert Azaryan, Ed Asner, Roger Bannister, Kjell Askildsen, and Jacques Deray. After him are Anastasios of Albania, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, John Osborne, Christoph von Dohnányi, Mariama Bâ, and John C. Bogle. Among people deceased in 2020, John Turner ranks 301Before him are Enrique Múgica, Leon Fleisher, Lucien Sève, Ellis Marsalis Jr., Earl Cameron, and Gudrun Pausewang. After him are Mike Resnick, Irm Hermann, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, Ken Robinson, and Adrianus Johannes Simonis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Turner ranks 2,181 out of 6,924Before him are James Dyson (1947), Anne Conway (1631), Sarah Siddons (1755), Phil Jones (1992), Caradoc (470), and Adele (1988). After him are Nicollette Sheridan (1963), William Hope Hodgson (1877), Lambert Simnel (1477), Robert Brown (1921), Louisa Adams (1775), and John Playfair (1748).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Turner ranks 338Before him are Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883), Lord William Bentinck (1774), Joseph Lancaster (1778), Gary Hocking (1937), Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (1777), and Caradoc (470). After him are Lambert Simnel (1477), Louisa Adams (1775), John Owen (1616), Rædwald of East Anglia (550), David Trimble (1944), and Roger Williams (1603).