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Michael Ignatieff

1947 - Today

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Michael Grant Ignatieff (; born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian author, academic and former politician who served as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011. Known for his work as a historian, Ignatieff has held senior academic posts at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and Toronto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ignatieff has received more than 787,040 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Ignatieff is the 12,599th most popular politician (down from 12,579th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Canada (up from 345th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Michael Ignatieff ranks 12,599 out of 15,577Before him are Keiko Fujimori, Wilhelm Solf, Venkaiah Naidu, Audrey Azoulay, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, and Bodo Ramelow. After him are José Díaz, Count Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart, Petro Symonenko, Emperor Zhi, Paolo Savi, and Lucius Valerius Flaccus.

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Among people born in 1947, Michael Ignatieff ranks 361Before him are Aram I, Sylvia Nasar, Joe Manchin, Miroslav Vitouš, Albert Brooks, and André Wilms. After him are Camille Paglia, Michael Gross, Darlene Cates, Clare Torry, Tiit Vähi, and Robert Kerman.

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Among people born in Canada, Michael Ignatieff ranks 264 out of 1,350Before him are Michael Ontkean (1946), James LaBrie (1963), Colleen Dewhurst (1924), Patricia Churchland (1943), Michael Wincott (1958), and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661). After him are Garou (1972), Paul Bley (1932), John Abbott (1821), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Henry Czerny (1959), and Henri Richard (1936).


Among politicians born in Canada, Michael Ignatieff ranks 21Before him are David Johnston (1941), René Lévesque (1922), Mary Simon (1947), Kim Campbell (1947), Louis St. Laurent (1882), and John Diefenbaker (1895). After him are John Abbott (1821), Joe Clark (1939), William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847), Julie Payette (1963), Brock Chisholm (1896), and Myrtle Cook (1902).

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