René Lévesque

1922 - 1987

René Lévesque

René Lévesque (Quebec French pronunciation: [ʁœne leˈvaɪ̯k] (listen); August 24, 1922 – November 1, 1987) was a Québécois politician and journalist who served as the 23rd Premier of Quebec from 1976 to 1985. Starting his career as a reporter, and radio and television host, he later became known for his eminent role in Quebec's nationalization of its electric power industry, and as an ardent defender of Quebec sovereignty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Lévesque has received more than 351,926 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9,605th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, René Lévesque ranks 9,557 out of 14,801Before him are Barbu Știrbey, Baron Waqa, Karl Buresch, Ion Gigurtu, Alessandro Nannini, and Dumarsais Estimé. After him are Khawaja Nazimuddin, Louis-Mathieu Molé, Qusay Hussein, Željko Komšić, Lien Chan, and Arsenio Martínez Campos.

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Among people born in 1922, René Lévesque ranks 189Before him are Stanley Schachter, Jackie Cooper, Bob Anderson, Michael Ansara, Saad el-Shazly, and Khiuaz Dospanova. After him are Michel Henry, Võ Văn Kiệt, Adil Çarçani, Mariya Dolina, George Knobel, and Stephen Kim Sou-hwan. Among people deceased in 1987, René Lévesque ranks 108Before him are Edgar P. Jacobs, Jackie Gleason, J. P. Guilford, Bengt Strömgren, Gustav Fröhlich, and Kishore Kumar. After him are Patrick Troughton, Rashid Karami, Arne Borg, Ivo Lapenna, Donn F. Eisele, and Woody Herman.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, René Lévesque ranks 159 out of 840Before him are Raymond Massey (1896), James Gosling (1955), Maud Menten (1879), Louis Jolliet (1645), Cobie Smulders (1982), and Marc Singer (1948). After him are Sid Meier (1954), Jordan Peterson (1962), Stana Katic (1978), Alanis Morissette (1974), Tommy Chong (1938), and August Schellenberg (1936).


Among politicians born in Canada, René Lévesque ranks 14Before him are William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), David Johnston (1941), Louis Riel (1844), Paul Martin (1938), Stephen Harper (1959), and Julie Payette (1963). After him are Louis St. Laurent (1882), Jean Béliveau (1931), John Diefenbaker (1895), Robert Borden (1854), Terry Sawchuk (1929), and Joe Clark (1939).

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