Grace O'Malley

1530 - 1603

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Grace O'Malley (c. 1530 – c. 1603), also known as Gráinne O'Malley (Irish: Gráinne Ní Mháille), was the head of the Ó Máille dynasty in the west of Ireland, and the daughter of Eóghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. In Irish folklore she is commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) and is a well-known historical figure in sixteenth-century Irish history. Her name also was rendered in contemporaneous English documents in various ways, including Gráinne O'Maly, Graney O'Mally, Granny ni Maille, Grany O'Mally, Grayn Ny Mayle, Grane ne Male, Grainy O'Maly, and Granee O'Maillie.O'Malley is not mentioned in the Irish annals, so documentary evidence for her life comes mostly from English sources, especially the eighteen "Articles of Interrogatory", questions put to her in writing on behalf of Elizabeth I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grace O'Malley has received more than 1,215,760 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Grace O'Malley is the 7,888th most popular politician (up from 8,882nd in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Ireland (up from 105th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, Grace O'Malley ranks 7,888 out of 15,710Before her are Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Karl Gützlaff, Arnulf II, Count of Flanders, Pēteris Stučka, and Franz Schlegelberger. After her are Lotf Ali Khan, Azem Galica, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, An Dương Vương, Svatopluk, Duke of Bohemia, and Ahmed Qurei.

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Among people born in 1530, Grace O'Malley ranks 17Before her are Christopher Báthory, Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Starina Novak, Juan de Herrera, Giambattista Benedetti, and Symon Budny. After her is Ranuccio Farnese. Among people deceased in 1603, Grace O'Malley ranks 14Before her are Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Maerten de Vos, Pierre Charron, Ostilio Ricci, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg. After her are Philippe de Monte, Gulbadan Begum, and Łukasz Górnicki.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Grace O'Malley ranks 91 out of 460Before her are James Hoban (1762), Saint Kilian (640), Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769), Vergilius of Salzburg (700), Peter Lacy (1678), and Andrew Graham (1815). After her are Aidan Gillen (1968), Arthur Guinness (1725), Conor McGregor (1988), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Roger Casement (1864), and Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Grace O'Malley ranks 16Before her are Edmund the Martyr (841), Brian Cowen (1960), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Mary Robinson (1944), Bertie Ahern (1951), and Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769). After her are Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785), William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1737), Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751), Douglas Hyde (1860), Constantine III of Scotland (971), and Edward Bruce (1275).