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Brendan of Clonfert (c. AD 484 – c. 577) is one of the early Irish monastic saints and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brendan has received more than 950,864 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Brendan is the 751st most popular religious figure (up from 753rd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Religious Figure.

Brendan is most famous for being the first European to set foot in North America.

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  • 950k

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  • 61.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Brendan ranks 751 out of 2,238Before him are Antipope Boniface VII, Expeditus, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, Thaïs, Angela of Foligno, and Albert of Brandenburg. After him are Arnulf of Metz, Mary of Bethany, Lucile Randon, Saint Susanna, Bruno of Querfurt, and Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia.

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Among people born in 484, Brendan ranks 1 Among people deceased in 578, Brendan ranks 3Before him are Abd al-Muttalib and Justin II. After him are John Malalas, Jacob Baradaeus, and Wuffa of East Anglia.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Brendan ranks 35 out of 501Before him are George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Francis Beaufort (1774), Cillian Murphy (1976), Bono (1960), Gabriel Byrne (1950), and Bob Geldof (1951). After him are Rory Gallagher (1948), Edmund the Martyr (841), Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), Iris Murdoch (1919), and Dolores O'Riordan (1971).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Brendan ranks 2Before him are Columbanus (540). After him are Columba (521), Mary Jane Kelly (1863), Brigid of Kildare (451), Kevin Farrell (1947), Saint Kilian (640), Saint Fiacre (607), Dymphna (700), Kevin of Glendalough (498), Coloman of Stockerau (1000), and Catald (700).