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Robert Borden

1854 - 1937

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Sir Robert Laird Borden (June 26, 1854 – June 10, 1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the eighth prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920. He is best known for his leadership of Canada during World War I. Borden was born in Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia. He worked as a schoolteacher for a period and then served his articles of clerkship at a Halifax law firm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Borden has received more than 737,976 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Borden is the 13,625th most popular politician (down from 11,557th in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from Canada (down from 264th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Borden ranks 13,625 out of 15,577Before him are Jay Garner, Abel Matutes, Jean, Count of Paris, Joan of Acre, Ramazan Abdulatipov, and Abdullah Ensour. After him are Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Otilio Ulate Blanco, William Lai, Virginia Raggi, Polites, and Sarah Childress Polk.

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Among people born in 1854, Robert Borden ranks 91Before him are Georges Eekhoud, Niels Neergaard, Adela Zamudio, Germán Riesco, Napoleon Cybulski, and Gerhard Louis De Geer. After him are Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt, Petros Protopapadakis, Théodore Flournoy, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Jan Sztolcman, and Hermann Oldenberg. Among people deceased in 1937, Robert Borden ranks 127Before him are Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan, Yan Gamarnik, Ernst Hoppenberg, Alexander Chervyakov, Sofiya Nalepinska-Boychuk, and Meliton Balanchivadze. After him are Ndre Mjeda, Yordan Yovkov, Walter Burley Griffin, Nikolai Klyuev, Axel Bakunts, and Marguerite Audoux.

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Among people born in Canada, Robert Borden ranks 335 out of 1,350Before him are Xavier Dolan (1989), Myrtle Cook (1902), Matt Craven (1956), Stu Hart (1915), Billy Bishop (1894), and R. B. Bennett (1870). After him are Nia Vardalos (1962), David Reimer (1965), Stephen Amell (1981), Robert Joy (1951), Victor Jory (1902), and Bernard Lonergan (1904).


Among politicians born in Canada, Robert Borden ranks 29Before him are Joe Clark (1939), William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847), Julie Payette (1963), Brock Chisholm (1896), Myrtle Cook (1902), and R. B. Bennett (1870). After him are Arthur Meighen (1874), Tommy Burns (1881), Jacques Parizeau (1930), François Legault (1957), John Sparrow David Thompson (1845), and Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879).