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Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (), is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, and businessman. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, as well as schoolmates with whom he formed U2 in 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bono has received more than 8,354,271 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Bono is the 147th most popular musician (up from 159th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Ireland (up from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Irish Musician.

Bono is most famous for being the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2.

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  • 4.60

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Among musicians, Bono ranks 147 out of 2,675Before him are Dizzy Gillespie, Mariss Jansons, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Don Cherry, and Joe Hisaishi. After him are Ludovico Einaudi, Jacqueline du Pré, Claudio Arrau, Cyndi Lauper, Keith Jarrett, and James Hetfield.

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Among people born in 1960, Bono ranks 18Before him are Colin Firth, Yulia Tymoshenko, Joachim Löw, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Pierluigi Collina, and Franco Baresi. After him are Rudi Völler, Ivan Lendl, Roland Ratzenberger, Kenneth Branagh, Jennifer Grey, and Hugo Weaving.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bono ranks 31 out of 460Before him are Michael Collins (1890), Enya (1961), Francis Beaufort (1774), Iris Murdoch (1919), Lola Montez (1821), and Gabriel Byrne (1950). After him are Joseph Murphy (1898), Cillian Murphy (1976), Ethel Voynich (1864), Michael D. Higgins (1941), Maureen O'Hara (1920), and George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

Among musicians born in Ireland, Bono ranks 1After him are Rory Gallagher (1948), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Sally Oldfield (1947), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Moya Brennan (1952), Aphex Twin (1971), Ronnie Drew (1934), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Louis Walsh (1952), Sharon Corr (1970), and Paddy Moloney (1938).