Arthur Guinness

1725 - 1803

Photo of Arthur Guinness

Icon of person Arthur Guinness

Arthur Guinness (24 September 1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family. He was also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. At 27, in 1752, Guinness's godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Guinness has received more than 838,067 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Arthur Guinness is the 231st most popular businessperson (down from 185th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 75th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Businessperson.

Memorability Metrics

  • 840k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Arthur Guinnesses by language


Among businesspeople, Arthur Guinness ranks 231 out of 604Before him are Charles Koch, Erin Brockovich, Paul Castellano, David Stern, Lazare Ponticelli, and Arnon Milchan. After him are Lamine Diack, Frits Philips, Henry E. Steinway, Lee Shau-kee, Edward Cave, and Charles Pathé.

Most Popular Businesspeople in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1725, Arthur Guinness ranks 17Before him are Henry Benedict Stuart, Robert Clive, Pyotr Rumyantsev, John Newton, Guillaume Le Gentil, and Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, Duchess of Massa. After him are Franz Moritz von Lacy, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Joseph Duplessis, and John Wilkes. Among people deceased in 1803, Arthur Guinness ranks 18Before him are Samuel Adams, Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Ami Argand, William Hamilton, François Devienne, and Xenia of Saint Petersburg. After him are Sylvain Maréchal, Anders Chydenius, Maria Fortunata d'Este, Samuel von Brukenthal, Gottfried van Swieten, and Pōmare I.

Others Born in 1725

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1803

Go to all Rankings

In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Arthur Guinness ranks 93 out of 460Before him are Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769), Vergilius of Salzburg (700), Peter Lacy (1678), Andrew Graham (1815), Grace O'Malley (1530), and Aidan Gillen (1968). After him are Conor McGregor (1988), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Roger Casement (1864), Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), Patrick Pearse (1879), and Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785).


Among businesspeople born in Ireland, Arthur Guinness ranks 1After him are Eddie Jordan (1948), Tim O'Reilly (1954), and Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865).