Julie Payette

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Julie Payette

Julie Payette (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyli pajɛt]; born October 20, 1963) is a Canadian engineer, scientist and former astronaut who has been governor general of Canada since 2017, the 29th officeholder 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 1,615,236 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 8,313th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Julie Payette ranks 8,269 out of 14,801Before her are Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, Vasily of Kostroma, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, Konstantin of Rostov, and Hermann of Salm. After her are Demaratus of Corinth, Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, Choe Ryong-hae, Tevfik Esenç, Jan P. Syse, and Isa Boletini.

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Among people born in 1963, Julie Payette ranks 78Before her are Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, Karl Malone, Marc Jacobs, Kai Hansen, Mikkey Dee, and Michel Gondry. After her are Jennifer Beals, Pierre Nkurunziza, Xuxa, Anita Mui, Kim Ung-yong, and Liu Cixin.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Julie Payette ranks 140 out of 840Before her are Marc Ouellet (1944), Bruce Greenwood (1956), James Doohan (1920), Stephen Harper (1959), Margot Kidder (1948), and Walter Huston (1883). After her are Nathan Fillion (1971), David Foster (1949), Jason Priestley (1969), Marie Dressler (1868), Denis Villeneuve (1967), and Graham Greene (1952).


Among politicians born in Canada, Julie Payette ranks 13Before her are Brian Mulroney (1939), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), David Johnston (1941), Louis Riel (1844), Paul Martin (1938), and Stephen Harper (1959). After her are René Lévesque (1922), Louis St. Laurent (1882), Jean Béliveau (1931), John Diefenbaker (1895), Robert Borden (1854), and Terry Sawchuk (1929).

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