Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

1879 - 1964

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William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC, ONB (25 May 1879 – 9 June 1964), generally known as Lord Beaverbrook, was a Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of the 20th century. His base of power was the largest circulation newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, which appealed to the conservative working class with intensely patriotic news and editorials. During the Second World War, he played a major role in mobilising industrial resources as Winston Churchill's Minister of Aircraft Production.The young Max Aitken had a gift for making money and was a millionaire by 30. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook has received more than 677,439 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook is the 13,491st most popular politician (down from 12,275th in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from Canada (down from 345th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ranks 13,491 out of 15,710Before him are Konstantinos Dovas, Hiram Fong, Malu Dreyer, Pierre Joxe, Daniel Bashiel Warner, and Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier. After him are Richard Shelby, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, Cécile La Grenade, David Lange, Emiliano González Navero, and Rainer Brüderle.

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Among people born in 1879, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ranks 186Before him are Royal Harwood Frost, Steponas Kairys, Frederick Schule, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Björn Þórðarson, and Edward Dillon. After him are Hamilton Harty, Adolf Spinnler, Sid Grauman, Bob Crompton, Joseph Lyons, and Frank Greer. Among people deceased in 1964, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ranks 154Before him are Albina Osipowich, Jack Teagarden, Stuart Davis, Olavi Paavolainen, Steponas Kairys, and Eberardo Villalobos. After him are Art Ross, Branislav Hrnjiček, Lucky Dube, Diana Wynyard, C. I. Lewis, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

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Among people born in Canada, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ranks 440 out of 1,130Before him are Thomas Middleditch (1982), Rick Genest (1985), Harriet Brooks (1876), Paul Churchland (1942), Sam Langford (1886), and Deryck Whibley (1980). After him are Robert Benson (1894), Barbara Wagner (1938), Roger Avary (1965), Caterina Scorsone (1981), George Orton (1873), and Mary Harron (1953).


Among politicians born in Canada, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ranks 35Before him are Lawrence Lambe (1863), Jacques Parizeau (1930), Ted Cruz (1970), Myrtle Cook (1902), Pauline Marois (1949), and Scotty Bowman (1933). After him are Jeanne Sauvé (1922), Charles Tupper (1821), Ted Lindsay (1925), Gilles Duceppe (1947), Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), and Patrick Roy (1965).