Michael D. Higgins

1941 - Today

Michael D. Higgins

Michael Daniel Higgins (Irish: Mícheál Dónal Ó hUigínn; born 18 April 1941) is an Irish politician, poet, sociologist, and broadcaster, who has served as the ninth President of Ireland since November 2011. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency from 1981 to 1982 and 1987 to 2011. He served as Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993 to 1997 and Mayor of Galway from 1981 to 1982 and 1990 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael D. Higgins has received more than 1,936,084 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,795th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Michael D. Higgins ranks 2,777 out of 14,801Before him are Eadred, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Beatrice of Naples, Emperor Nintoku, and Emperor Ōgimachi. After him are Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mircea I of Wallachia, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Sancho II of Castile and León, Eric V of Denmark, and Pharnaces II of Pontus.

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Among people born in 1941, Michael D. Higgins ranks 53Before him are Ivica Osim, Jules A. Hoffmann, Frank Farian, Roberto Carlos, Art Garfunkel, and Toyo Ito. After him are Jordi Savall, Mahmoud Darwish, Jürgen Prochnow, Eric Burdon, Martin Evans, and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr..

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michael D. Higgins ranks 31 out of 366Before him are Francis Beaufort (1774), Iris Murdoch (1919), Ernest Walton (1903), Lola Montez (1821), Joseph Murphy (1898), and John Field (1782). After him are Enya (1961), Bono (1960), Columba (521), Bob Geldof (1951), Brendan (484), and Harald Gille (1103).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Michael D. Higgins ranks 4Before him are Edmund Burke (1729), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), and Michael Collins (1890). After him are 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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