Garret FitzGerald

1926 - 2011

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Garret Desmond FitzGerald (9 February 1926 – 19 May 2011) was an Irish Fine Gael politician, economist and barrister who served twice as Taoiseach, serving from 1981 to 1982 and 1982 to 1987. He served as Leader of Fine Gael from 1977 to 1987, and was twice Leader of the Opposition between 1977 and 1982; he was previously Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1973 to 1977. FitzGerald served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1969 to 1992 and was a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from 1965 to 1969.He was the son of Desmond FitzGerald, the first foreign minister of the Irish Free State. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garret FitzGerald has received more than 266,538 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Garret FitzGerald is the 12,720th most popular politician (down from 11,348th in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, Garret FitzGerald ranks 12,720 out of 15,710Before him are Dimitrios Drivas, Carmen Calvo Poyato, Hernando Siles Reyes, Bobby Seale, Joseph Arthur Ankrah, and George W. Romney. After him are Jean, Count of Paris, Cyrille Adoula, Kálmán Széll, Arthur Foulkes, Alphons Egli, and John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.

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Among people born in 1926, Garret FitzGerald ranks 324Before him are Jeane Kirkpatrick, Egisto Pandolfini, Ken Olsen, Metaksia Simonyan, George C. Williams, and Bob Falkenburg. After him are Heikki Hasu, Fred Ramdat Misier, David Malet Armstrong, Víctor Ugarte, John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, and Richard DeVos. Among people deceased in 2011, Garret FitzGerald ranks 290Before him are Lewis Binford, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Ken Olsen, Finn Helgesen, George Cadle Price, and Ilmar Kullam. After him are Andrzej Lepper, James L. Elliot, Birgitta Trotzig, Dana Wynter, Amparo Muñoz, and Joanna Russ.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Garret FitzGerald ranks 206 out of 460Before him are Tim O'Reilly (1954), Robbie Keane (1980), Sara Allgood (1879), Lena Rice (1866), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), and Matt McGrath (1875). After him are Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (1911), Damien Rice (1973), Patrick Bergin (1951), Michael Scott (1959), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), and Graham Norton (1963).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Garret FitzGerald ranks 34Before him are Patrick Hillery (1923), Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880), Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), Pat Cox (1952), Enda Kenny (1951), and John A. Costello (1891). After him are Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (1911), Liam Cosgrave (1920), Peter Sutherland (1946), W. T. Cosgrave (1880), Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110), and Charles Haughey (1925).