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Julie Payette

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Julie Payette (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyli pajɛt]; born October 20, 1963) is a Canadian engineer, scientist and former astronaut who served from 2017 to 2021 as Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation.Payette holds engineering degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto. She worked as a research scientist before joining the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in 1992 as a member of the Canadian Astronaut Corps. She completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, and has logged more than 25 days in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julie Payette has received more than 2,455,136 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Julie Payette is the 13,231st most popular politician (down from 9,118th in 2019), the 304th most popular biography from Canada (down from 165th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Canadian Politician.

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  • 48

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  • 4.03

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  • 4.57

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Among politicians, Julie Payette ranks 13,231 out of 15,577Before her are L. K. Advani, Henry Lee III, Corneliu Vadim Tudor, Pierre Aubert, Vintilă Brătianu, and Yaakov Litzman. After her are Stratonice of Macedon, Vladimir Yermoshin, Helena Dalli, Domenico Montagnana, Mario Cuomo, and Carlos Soublette.

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Among people born in 1963, Julie Payette ranks 210Before her are Ivan Capelli, Juan Carlos Varela, Bernard Cazeneuve, Jason Connery, Jan Arnald, and Marija Pejčinović Burić. After her are Thomas Bickel, Jon Brion, Wang Shu, Rosario Flores, Phoebe Cates, and Vegard Ulvang.

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Among people born in Canada, Julie Payette ranks 304 out of 1,350Before her are Cory Monteith (1982), David Suzuki (1936), Pat Patterson (1941), Kevin Durand (1974), Edward Belcher (1799), and Bob Rock (1954). After her are Kenneth Welsh (1942), Jacques Plante (1929), Manly P. Hall (1901), Anne Carson (1950), Shyla Stylez (1982), and Edward Routh (1831).


Among politicians born in Canada, Julie Payette ranks 25Before her are Louis St. Laurent (1882), John Diefenbaker (1895), Michael Ignatieff (1947), John Abbott (1821), Joe Clark (1939), and William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847). After her are Brock Chisholm (1896), Myrtle Cook (1902), R. B. Bennett (1870), Robert Borden (1854), Arthur Meighen (1874), and Tommy Burns (1881).

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