Michael Collins

1890 - 1922

Michael Collins

Michael Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922. Collins was born in Woodfield, County Cork, the youngest of eight children, and his family had republican connections reaching back to the 1798 rebellion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Collins has received more than 137,686 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,091st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Michael Collins ranks 2,076 out of 14,801Before him are Odilo Globočnik, Manasseh, Chiang Ching-kuo, John, Prince of Asturias, Ezer Weizman, and Abdullah II of Jordan. After him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Emperor Nakamikado, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Juraj Jánošík, Al-Amin, and Abe no Seimei.

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Among people born in 1890, Michael Collins ranks 27Before him are Kurt Student, Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, Carlos Gardel, Franz Werfel, and Bohuslav Martinů. After him are Anthony Fokker, Giorgio Morandi, Fanny Kaplan, Hermann Joseph Muller, Rachele Mussolini, and Eduard Dietl. Among people deceased in 1922, Michael Collins ranks 16Before him are Djemal Pasha, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Ernest Shackleton, Ernest Solvay, Walther Rathenau, and Vittorio Monti. After him are Georges Sorel, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Andrey Markov, Yamagata Aritomo, Nellie Bly, and Mori Ōgai.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michael Collins ranks 23 out of 366Before him are Pierce Brosnan (1953), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Laurence Sterne (1713), Ernest Shackleton (1874), Richard Harris (1930), and Columbanus (540). After him are Katie McGrath (1983), Francis Beaufort (1774), Iris Murdoch (1919), Ernest Walton (1903), Lola Montez (1821), and Joseph Murphy (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Michael Collins ranks 3Before him are Edmund Burke (1729) and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769). After him are Michael D. Higgins (1941), Harald Gille (1103), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brian Boru (941), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Edmund the Martyr (841), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Mary Robinson (1944), and Eystein II of Norway (1125).

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