Michael Ignatieff

1947 - Today

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Michael Grant Ignatieff (; born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian author, academic and former politician. He was 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 646,089 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Michael Ignatieff is the 12,598th most popular politician (down from 11,396th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from Canada (down from 264th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Michael Ignatieff ranks 12,598 out of 15,710Before him are Joe Arpaio, Celso Torrelio, John Negroponte, William Perry, Mamadou Dia, and Gary Locke. After him are William Lai, Harry Cohn, William Colby, Filippos Karvelas, George Friedman, and Sakari Tuomioja.

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Among people born in 1947, Michael Ignatieff ranks 418Before him are Peter Osgood, Luis Ángel González Macchi, Đurđica Bjedov, Peter Riegert, Nicolae Dobrin, and Sylvia Nasar. After him are Teemu Sippo, Lee Kerslake, Juliet Berto, Randhir Kapoor, Hans Ooft, and Millie Small.

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Among people born in Canada, Michael Ignatieff ranks 345 out of 1,130Before him are Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Michel Tremblay (1942), Arthur Meighen (1874), Alexander Knox (1907), Kate Nelligan (1950), and A. J. Cook (1978). After him are Daniel Lanois (1951), John Abbott (1821), Nancy Huston (1953), Alex Wilson (1905), Feist (1976), and John Sparrow David Thompson (1845).


Among politicians born in Canada, Michael Ignatieff ranks 26Before him are Robert Borden (1854), Terry Sawchuk (1929), Kim Campbell (1947), Tommy Burns (1881), R. B. Bennett (1870), and Arthur Meighen (1874). After him are John Abbott (1821), John Sparrow David Thompson (1845), Lawrence Lambe (1863), Jacques Parizeau (1930), Ted Cruz (1970), and Myrtle Cook (1902).