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Christy Brown

1932 - 1981

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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 Down All The Days (1954). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christy Brown has received more than 1,294,388 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Christy Brown is the 1,551st most popular writer (up from 1,939th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 78th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Irish Writer.

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  • 23

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  • 2.65

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Among writers, Christy Brown ranks 1,551 out of 5,755Before him are Elizabeth Siddal, Wayne Dyer, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Korney Chukovsky, Li Yu, and Yeghishe Charents. After him are Pío Baroja, Jean de Meun, Petr Ginz, Gustav Landauer, Eduard Mörike, and Petros Markaris.

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Among people born in 1932, Christy Brown ranks 107Before him are Khaled al-Asaad, Dušan Makavejev, Tatsuya Nakadai, Horst Eckel, Nikolai Kardashev, and Alan Bean. After him are Paul Virilio, Delphine Seyrig, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Dudley R. Herschbach, Amrish Puri, and Charly Gaul. Among people deceased in 1981, Christy Brown ranks 51Before him are Duško Popov, Stefan Wyszyński, Karl Richter, Heinz Kohut, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, and Mike Hailwood. After him are Rómulo Betancourt, Gyula Lóránt, Gloria Grahame, Bill Shankly, Mao Dun, and Victor Kugler.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Christy Brown ranks 59 out of 501Before him are Thomas Moore (1779), Edward England (1685), Mary Jane Kelly (1863), David Kelly (1929), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), and Colin Farrell (1976). After him are Malcolm II of Scotland (954), James Ussher (1581), George Francis FitzGerald (1851), William C. Campbell (1930), Brigid of Kildare (451), and Brian Cowen (1960).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Christy Brown ranks 14Before him are Laurence Sterne (1713), Joseph Murphy (1898), Saint Gall (550), Iris Murdoch (1919), Ethel Voynich (1864), and Thomas Moore (1779). After him are Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), Charles Maturin (1780), Oliver Goldsmith (1728), Patrick Pearse (1879), John Banville (1945), and Cornelius Ryan (1920).