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Wilfrid Laurier

1841 - 1919

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Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier, ( LORR-ee-ay; French: [wilfʁid loʁje]; November 20, 1841 – February 17, 1919) was a Canadian lawyer, statesman, and politician who served as the seventh prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911. The first French Canadian prime minister, his 15-year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among Canadian prime ministers and his nearly 45 years of service in the House of Commons is a record for the House. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilfrid Laurier has received more than 1,230,874 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Wilfrid Laurier is the 7,852nd most popular politician (down from 7,818th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Canada (up from 129th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Wilfrid Laurier ranks 7,852 out of 15,577Before him are Lotf Ali Khan, Heonjong of Goryeo, Huang Xing, Ismail Haniyeh, Efim Geller, and Lord Guildford Dudley. After him are Viacheslav I of Kiev, Jiro Taniguchi, Azem Galica, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Archduke Anton Victor of Austria, and Konrad von Jungingen.

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Among people born in 1841, Wilfrid Laurier ranks 33Before him are Annie Chapman, Sam Loyd, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Hermann Carl Vogel, Ybyrai Altynsarin, and Otto von Gierke. After him are Joseph Henry Blackburne, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, Prudente de Morais, Philipp Mainländer, Princess Marie of the Netherlands, and Felip Pedrell. Among people deceased in 1919, Wilfrid Laurier ranks 63Before him are Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Raymonde de Laroche, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Daniel Peter, and William Osler. After him are Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, Adelina Patti, Mark Sykes, Hugo Haase, Louis Botha, and Karl Brugmann.

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Among people born in Canada, Wilfrid Laurier ranks 124 out of 1,350Before him are Jean Chrétien (1934), David Morrell (1943), Bonar Law (1858), William Osler (1849), Brian Kernighan (1942), and Gerald Bull (1928). After him are Paul Martin (1938), Gil Evans (1912), Shania Twain (1965), Evangeline Lilly (1979), Paul Watson (1950), and John Tuzo Wilson (1908).


Among politicians born in Canada, Wilfrid Laurier ranks 9Before him are Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880), Lester B. Pearson (1897), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Louis Riel (1844), Jean Chrétien (1934), and Bonar Law (1858). After him are Paul Martin (1938), Brian Mulroney (1939), Terry Sawchuk (1929), Stephen Harper (1959), Jean Béliveau (1931), and David Johnston (1941).