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Pierre Trudeau

1919 - 2000

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Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau ( TROO-doh, troo-DOH, French: [pjɛʁ tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), also referred to by his initials PET, was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 15th prime minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. He also briefly served as the leader of the Opposition from 1979 to 1980. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Trudeau has received more than 10,121,826 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pierre Trudeau is the 2,468th most popular politician (up from 2,551st in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 31st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Politician.

Pierre Trudeau is most famous for being the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. He was in office from 1968 to 1979 and again from 1980 to 1984. He was also the first Canadian Prime Minister born in the 20th century.

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Among politicians, Pierre Trudeau ranks 2,468 out of 15,577Before him are Tarō Asō, Bernardo O'Higgins, Manuel Godoy, John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, and Abe no Seimei. After him are Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Ferdinand Marcos, Weneg, and Erich Mielke.

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Among people born in 1919, Pierre Trudeau ranks 20Before him are Nat King Cole, Choi Kyu-hah, Donald Pleasence, Kim Jong-suk, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Fausto Coppi. After him are Walter Scheel, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Boris Shcherbina, Dino De Laurentiis, Jack Palance, and Lex Barker. Among people deceased in 2000, Pierre Trudeau ranks 20Before him are Walter Matthau, Konrad Emil Bloch, Abulfaz Elchibey, Carl Barks, Gherman Titov, and Giovanna of Italy. After him are Erich Mielke, Tommaso Buscetta, Louis Néel, Jason Robards, Empress Kōjun, and Steve Reeves.

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Among people born in Canada, Pierre Trudeau ranks 32 out of 1,350Before him are Willard Boyle (1924), Neil Young (1945), Robert Mundell (1932), Oswald Avery (1877), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), and Bryan Adams (1959). After him are Howard Shore (1946), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Richard E. Taylor (1929), René Angélil (1942), William Giauque (1895), and Joni Mitchell (1943).


Among politicians born in Canada, Pierre Trudeau ranks 2Before him are Justin Trudeau (1971). After him are Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880), Lester B. Pearson (1897), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Louis Riel (1844), Jean Chrétien (1934), Bonar Law (1858), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Paul Martin (1938), Brian Mulroney (1939), and Terry Sawchuk (1929).