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Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin

1849 - 1917

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Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin, 13th Earl of Kincardine, (16 May 1849 – 18 January 1917), known as Lord Bruce until 1863, was a right-wing British Liberal politician who served as Viceroy of India from 1894 to 1899. He was appointed by Prime Minister Arthur Balfour to hold an investigative enquiry into the conduct of the Boer War in 1902 to 1903. The Elgin Commission was the first of its kind in the British Empire, and it travelled to South Africa and took oral evidence from men who had actually fought in the battles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin has received more than 171,344 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin is the 15,956th most popular politician (down from 13,974th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 518th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin ranks 15,956 out of 15,577Before him are Karan Singh, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Margaret Chase Smith, Ousmane Issoufi Maïga, Tashi Namgyal, and Guillermo Fariñas. After him are Vano Merabishvili, Surangel Whipps Jr., Grace Poe, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, Themba Dlamini, and Edward Akufo-Addo.

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Among people born in 1849, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin ranks 100Before him are Alfhild Agrell, Abbott Handerson Thayer, August Palm, Horace Lamb, William R. Day, and Edmund Gosse. After him is Edwin Lord Weeks. Among people deceased in 1917, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin ranks 108Before him are Charles Horton Peck, Richard Olney, Albert Ball, Frank Odberg, Mackenzie Bowell, and Florence La Badie. After him are Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Joseph B. Foraker, and Sandy Turnbull.

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Among people born in Canada, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin ranks 572 out of 1,350Before him are Robbie Amell (1988), Nicole de Boer (1970), Jean Charest (1958), Helen Shaver (1951), Melody Anderson (1955), and Deryck Whibley (1980). After him are Adam Beach (1972), Sarah McLachlan (1968), Jack Layton (1950), Ernie Collett (1895), Severn Cullis-Suzuki (1979), and Gordon Pinsent (1930).


Among politicians born in Canada, Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin ranks 50Before him are Jeanne Sauvé (1922), Patrick Roy (1965), Hilda Cameron (1912), Marc Garneau (1949), Beattie Ramsay (1895), and Jean Charest (1958). After him are Jack Layton (1950), Ken Dryden (1947), Gaétan Boucher (1958), Patricia Jones (1930), S. I. Hayakawa (1906), and Jennifer Granholm (1959).