• Born date: 1815-01-11
  • Born in: Scotland
  • Death date: 1891-06-06
  • Death in: Ontario
John A. Macdonald

Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, PC (Can), QC (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891), was the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891) and one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation. The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career which spanned almost half a century.