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". He is known for his accounts of Irish life through reference to the everyday and commonplace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Kavanagh has received more than 322,423 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Patrick Kavanagh is the 5,321st most popular writer (down from 4,567th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 44th most popular Irish Writer.

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Among writers, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 5,321 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Frazier, Paul Klebnikov, Denis Johnson, Richard Lovelace, Barry Unsworth, and N. Scott Momaday. After him are Pat Conroy, Naja Marie Aidt, Tom Egeland, Ernest Cline, Renate Dorrestein, and Kathryn Stockett.

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Among people born in 1904, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 274Before him are J. H. C. Whitehead, Laura La Plante, Keith Holyoake, Selwyn Lloyd, Tom Conway, and Alice White. After him are Sally Rand, Dorothy Fields, and Fernando Lopez. Among people deceased in 1967, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 222Before him are Lewis H. Brereton, Grace Cunard, Ian Raby, Joe Meek, Harry Hines Woodring, and Tom Conway. After him are Nat Pendleton and Stuart Erwin.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 317 out of 460Before him are Marian Keyes (1963), Edward Carson (1854), Johnny Carey (1919), Pat O'Callaghan (1906), Charlie McGettigan (1950), and John Moore (1970). After him are Glen Hansard (1970), Thomas Fitzsimons (1741), Seán Lemass (1899), Allen Leech (1981), Éamonn Ceannt (1881), and Seán Mac Diarmada (1883).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Patrick Kavanagh ranks 44Before him are Colm Tóibín (1955), Cecelia Ahern (1981), Margaret Mazzantini (1961), John Connolly (1968), Roddy Doyle (1958), and Marian Keyes (1963). After him are Terence MacSwiney (1879), Thomas MacDonagh (1878), Emma Donoghue (1969), Anne Enright (1962), Colum McCann (1965), and Stefan Molyneux (1966).