William Smith O'Brien

1803 - 1864

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William Smith O'Brien (Irish: Liam Mac Gabhann Ó Briain; 17 October 1803 – 18 June 1864) was an Irish nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) and a leader of the Young Ireland movement. He also encouraged the use of the Irish language. He was convicted of sedition for his part in the Young Irelander "Famine Rebellion" of 1848 but his sentence of death was commuted to deportation to Van Diemen's Land. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Smith O'Brien has received more than 150,050 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. William Smith O'Brien is the 647th most popular social activist (down from 534th in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 324th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Social Activist.

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Over the past year William Smith O'Brien has had the most page views in the with 19,896 views, followed by Russian (1,267), and Spanish (980). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Galician (70.23%), Finnish (65.10%), and Swedish (52.67%)


Among social activists, William Smith O'Brien ranks 647 out of 840Before her are Lydia Cacho, Tarab Abdul Hadi, Angelina Grimké, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Phoebe Hearst, and Norma McCorvey. After her are Salih Mahmoud Osman, Harry Hay, Bogaletch Gebre, Bram Fischer, Maria Verónica Reina, and Mirabehn.

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Among people born in 1803, William Smith O'Brien ranks 78Before her are Karl Schorn, Carl Jacob Löwig, Manuel Felipe de Tovar, Jules d'Anethan, Jacob Abbott, and Domingo Nieto. After her are Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, and William Allen. Among people deceased in 1864, William Smith O'Brien ranks 73Before her are John Clare, William T. Anderson, Juris Alunāns, John Sedgwick, Leonidas Polk, and Benjamin Silliman. After her is Henry Schoolcraft.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, William Smith O'Brien ranks 348 out of 549Before her are Terence MacSwiney (1879), Seán Brady (1939), Louis Walsh (1952), Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116), Sheamus (1978), and Aidan Turner (1983). After her are Johnny Carey (1919), Edward Carson (1854), Glen Hansard (1970), Colin O'Donoghue (1981), Sharon Corr (1970), and Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864).


Among social activists born in Ireland, William Smith O'Brien ranks 6Before her are William Howard Russell (1820), Mary Harris Jones (1837), Wolfe Tone (1763), Eoin O'Duffy (1890), and Robert Emmet (1778).