Brian Boru

941 - 1014

Photo of Brian Boru

Icon of person Brian Boru

Brian Boru (Middle Irish: Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig; modern Irish: Brian Bóramha; c. 941 – 23 April 1014) was an Irish king who ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill and probably ended Viking invasion/domination of Ireland. Brian built on the achievements of his father, Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother, Mathgamain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Boru has received more than 1,133,820 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Brian Boru is the 5,451st most popular politician (down from 4,441st in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 51st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Irish Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.29

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Brian Borus by language


Among politicians, Brian Boru ranks 5,451 out of 15,710Before him are Xiao Yi of Shang, Arnuwanda III, Fevzi Çakmak, Edward Balliol, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Baldwin VII, Count of Flanders. After him are Philip I, Prince of Taranto, Philip I, Count of Flanders, Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad, Joaquín Balaguer, Edvard Eriksen, and Mithridates V of Pontus.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 941, Brian Boru ranks 3Before him are Lothair of France and Theophano.  Among people deceased in 1014, Brian Boru ranks 6Before him are Murasaki Shikibu, Sweyn Forkbeard, Samuel of Bulgaria, Sigrid the Haughty, and Bagrat III of Georgia. After him is Rajaraja I.

Others Born in 941

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1014

Go to all Rankings

In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Brian Boru ranks 63 out of 460Before him are Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), J. D. Bernal (1901), Colin Farrell (1976), and Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850). After him are Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Oliver Goldsmith (1728), Edmund the Martyr (841), Brigid of Kildare (451), Brian Cowen (1960), and George Johnstone Stoney (1826).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Brian Boru ranks 8Before him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Collins (1890), Michael D. Higgins (1941), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Harald Gille (1103), and Causantín mac Cináeda (836). After him are Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Edmund the Martyr (841), Brian Cowen (1960), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Mary Robinson (1944), and Bertie Ahern (1951).