New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Louis Riel

1844 - 1885

Photo of Louis Riel

Icon of person Louis Riel

Louis Riel (; French: [lwi ʁjɛl]; 22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people. He led two resistance movements against the Government of Canada and its first prime minister John A. Macdonald. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Riel has received more than 2,093,082 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Riel is the 7,357th most popular politician (up from 8,013th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Canada (up from 138th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Louis Riels by language


Among politicians, Louis Riel ranks 7,357 out of 15,577Before him are Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Yizhixie, Kirill Kondrashin, Munjamyeong of Goguryeo, Alcetas I of Epirus, and Barbara Jagiellon. After him are Michail Stasinopoulos, Rafael Casanova, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria, Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Prince Alexandre of Belgium.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1844, Louis Riel ranks 37Before him are Saitō Hajime, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Henry J. Heinz, Adolf Engler, Mihály Munkácsy, and Eduard Strasburger. After him are Minna Canth, Thomas Eakins, Joshua Slocum, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Victorine Meurent, and Vasily Polenov. Among people deceased in 1885, Louis Riel ranks 24Before him are Ferdinand Hiller, Zuo Zongtang, Edmond François Valentin About, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, and Gustav Nachtigal. After him are Henri Tresca, George B. McClellan, Nikolay Danilevsky, Narcís Monturiol, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, and Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel.

Others Born in 1844

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1885

Go to all Rankings

In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Louis Riel ranks 110 out of 1,350Before him are Louis Slotin (1910), Norman Jewison (1926), Loreena McKennitt (1957), Joseph Wiseman (1918), David Foster (1949), and Margot Kidder (1948). After him are Fay Wray (1907), Marc Ouellet (1944), Peter Cullen (1941), Joshua Slocum (1844), Martin Short (1950), and Catherine O'Hara (1954).


Among politicians born in Canada, Louis Riel ranks 6Before him are Justin Trudeau (1971), Pierre Trudeau (1919), Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880), Lester B. Pearson (1897), and William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874). After him are Jean Chrétien (1934), Bonar Law (1858), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Paul Martin (1938), Brian Mulroney (1939), and Terry Sawchuk (1929).