Patrick Kavanagh

1904 - 1967

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Patrick Kavanagh (21 October 1904 – 30 November 1967) was an Irish poet and novelist. His best-known works include the novel Tarry Flynn, and the poems "On Raglan Road" and "The Great Hunger". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Kavanagh has received more than 472,425 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Patrick Kavanagh is the 6,506th most popular writer (down from 5,784th in 2019), the 359th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 331st in 2019) and the 49th most popular Irish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 470k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The great hunger
Gaff Topsails
Tarry Flynn
Fiction in English
The green fool
Biography, Irish authors
No earthly estate
Poetry, God, Poetry & poets: from c 1900 -
A popular history of the insurrection of 1798
History, Accessible book, Autonomy and independence movements

Page views of Patrick Kavanaghs by language

Over the past year Patrick Kavanagh has had the most page views in the with 56,645 views, followed by Spanish (1,976), and German (1,589). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (74.70%), Swedish (48.12%), and Indonesian (35.88%)


Among writers, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 6,506 out of 7,302Before him are John Arden, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Moore, George MacDonald Fraser, Countee Cullen, and F. Sionil José. After him are Richelle Mead, John Lydgate, Alice Sebold, Marian Keyes, Colson Whitehead, and Ransom Riggs.

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Among people born in 1904, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 348Before him are Keith Holyoake, George Formby, Charles R. Drew, Virginia Brown Faire, Sally Rand, and Milburn Stone. After him are Selwyn Lloyd, Anna Neagle, Tom Conway, Mike Bookie, Libby Holman, and MacKinlay Kantor. Among people deceased in 1967, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 280Before him are Grace Cunard, Kaaren Verne, Elmer McCollum, George E. Stone, Georges Vanier, and Harry Hines Woodring. After him are Tom Conway, Stuart Erwin, Constance Titus, Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., Nat Pendleton, and Vincent Massey.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 359 out of 549Before him are Sharon Corr (1970), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Lenny Abrahamson (1966), Orla Brady (1961), Robert Sheehan (1988), and Geoffrey Keating (1569). After him are Marian Keyes (1963), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Desmond Connell (1926), Mairead McGuinness (1959), Henry John Stephen Smith (1826), and Kerry Condon (1983).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 49Before him are Cecelia Ahern (1981), Frank Harris (1856), Nahum Tate (1652), Roddy Doyle (1958), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), and Terence MacSwiney (1879). After him are Marian Keyes (1963), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), James Mason (1849), Thomas MacDonagh (1878), Emma Donoghue (1969), and Padraic Colum (1881).