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Fitzgerald [née Lennox; other married name Ogilvie], Emilia Mary [Emily], duchess of Leinster (1731–1814), political hostess, was born on 6 October 1731, the second of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and his wife, ...

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Markievicz [née Gore-Booth], Constance Georgine, Countess Markievicz in the Polish nobility (1868–1927), Irish republican and first woman elected to parliament, was born on 4 February 1868 at 7 Buckingham Gate, Pimlico, London, the eldest of the three daughters and two sons of ...

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McLaughlin, (Florence) Patricia Alice (1916–1997), politician, was born in Downpatrick, co. Down, on 23 June 1916, the only daughter of Canon F. B. Aldwell, Church of Ireland clergyman. She was educated at Ashleigh House, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin, where she read modern languages. From her schooldays she was a supporter of the ...

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Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist, was born on 13 May 1852 at home at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the tenth of eleven children and fifth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and Delia Tudor, née Stewart (1816–1896). Her older brothers were ...

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Parnell, Fanny Isabel (1848–1882), Irish nationalist and poet, was born on 4 September 1848 at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the eighth child and fourth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and his wife, Delia Tudor Stewart (1816–1896), daughter of Commodore Charles Stewart of the ...

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Wilde [née Elgee], Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde [pseud. Speranza] (1821–1896), writer and Irish nationalist, was born on 27 December 1821 in Dublin, the last of the four children of Charles Elgee (1783–1824), attorney, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1851)...