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About John A. Macdonald
John Alexander Macdonald ranks very high on the list of Canadian Prime Ministers by experts of the country’s political history.
A trained lawyer by profession, he entered politics after his involvement in many famous cases and became Upper Canada’s Premier.
He was instrumental in the formation of present-day Canada in 1867 and became the first Prime Minister. He also served in that capacity for nineteen years (with a 5-year break between his first and second terms) and died while in office.
He was born to Helen Shaw and Hugh Macdonald as the middle of their five children. His first wife, Isabella died in December 1857, after fourteen years of marriage. They had two sons: the first died as an infant. His second wife, Agnes Bernard bore him a daughter, who did not survive childhood.
He has received criticism for approving indigenous leader, Louis Riel’s execution and his involvement in the levying of the Chinese Head Tax.
He died on 6 June 1891, from a stroke.
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John A. Macdonald was a famous Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada, who was born on January 11, 1815. As a person born on this date, John A. Macdonald is listed in our database as the 15th most popular celebrity for the day (January 11) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1815).
People born on January 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. John A. Macdonald is the 659th most popular Capricorn.
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