Christy Brown

1932 - 1981

Photo of Christy Brown

Icon of person Christy Brown

Christy Brown (5 June 1932 – 7 September 1981) was an Irish writer and painter who had cerebral palsy and was able to write or type only with the toes of one foot. His most recognized work is his autobiography, titled My Left Foot (1954). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christy Brown has received more than 979,138 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Christy Brown is the 1,940th most popular writer (up from 2,259th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 87th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Irish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 980k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Christy Browns by language


Among writers, Christy Brown ranks 1,940 out of 5,794Before him are Constantine Manasses, Felice Orsini, Sulpicia, Eduard Uspensky, Tin Ujević, and Michael Cunningham. After him are Guido Adler, Israel Joshua Singer, Robert James Waller, John W. Campbell, Yasutaka Tsutsui, and Rhonda Byrne.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1932, Christy Brown ranks 133Before him are Geraldine McEwan, Alfred Worden, Parry O'Brien, Frances E. Allen, Nichelle Nichols, and Colville Young. After him are Momoko Kōchi, Gato Barbieri, Vasily Aksyonov, Marisa Pavan, Félix Malloum, and Joseph Zen. Among people deceased in 1981, Christy Brown ranks 60Before him are Rómulo Betancourt, Edith Head, Lotte Reiniger, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Melvyn Douglas, and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. After him are Yakov Pavlov, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Valeri Kharlamov, Nelson Algren, Gunichi Mikawa, and Rensis Likert.

Others Born in 1932

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1981

Go to all Rankings

In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Christy Brown ranks 78 out of 460Before him are Eystein II of Norway (1125), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), Kevin Roche (1922), Mary Robinson (1944), Kevin Farrell (1947), and David Kelly (1929). After him are Neil Jordan (1950), Edward Mulhare (1923), Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845), Charles Maturin (1780), Bertie Ahern (1951), and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Christy Brown ranks 16Before him are Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), Thomas Moore (1779), and Oliver Goldsmith (1728). After him are Charles Maturin (1780), Patrick Pearse (1879), John Millington Synge (1871), John Banville (1945), Cornelius Ryan (1920), and Edna O'Brien (1930).