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R. B. Bennett

1870 - 1947

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Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, (July 3, 1870 – June 26, 1947), was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, and politician who served as the 11th prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. Bennett was born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, and grew up nearby in Hopewell Cape. He studied law at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1893, and in 1897 moved to Calgary to establish a law firm in partnership with James Lougheed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. B. Bennett has received more than 489,356 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). R. B. Bennett is the 13,612th most popular politician (down from 12,210th in 2019), the 334th most popular biography from Canada (down from 312th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, R. B. Bennett ranks 13,612 out of 15,577Before him are Ali ibn Umar, Mustafa Khalil, Pierre Frieden, Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, V. J. Sukselainen, and Ernst Trygger. After him are Arnold Koller, Ariamnes of Cappadocia, Kaspar Villiger, Rachid Sfar, Max van der Stoel, and Said Mohamed Djohar.

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Among people born in 1870, R. B. Bennett ranks 116Before him are Henri Jaspar, Jędrzej Moraczewski, Grigory Gershuni, John Isaac Briquet, Jan Šrámek, and Max Berg. After him are Victor Borisov-Musatov, José María Moncada, Jüri Jaakson, Frank Norris, Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, and Charles Bennett. Among people deceased in 1947, R. B. Bennett ranks 147Before him are Jean-Richard Bloch, Max Berg, August Blom, Georg Schnéevoigt, Urban Gad, and Anna von Mildenburg. After him are Riichi Yokomitsu, José Pardo y Barreda, Tefta Tashko-Koço, Frederick Russell Burnham, Amadeo García, and Annie S. D. Maunder.

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Among people born in Canada, R. B. Bennett ranks 334 out of 1,350Before him are Duncan McNaughton (1910), Xavier Dolan (1989), Myrtle Cook (1902), Matt Craven (1956), Stu Hart (1915), and Billy Bishop (1894). After him are Robert Borden (1854), Nia Vardalos (1962), David Reimer (1965), Stephen Amell (1981), Robert Joy (1951), and Victor Jory (1902).


Among politicians born in Canada, R. B. Bennett ranks 28Before him are John Abbott (1821), Joe Clark (1939), William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847), Julie Payette (1963), Brock Chisholm (1896), and Myrtle Cook (1902). After him are Robert Borden (1854), Arthur Meighen (1874), Tommy Burns (1881), Jacques Parizeau (1930), François Legault (1957), and John Sparrow David Thompson (1845).