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B. C. Skottowe

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Boyd, Henry (1748/9–1832), translator and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Dromore, co. Antrim, the son of Charles Boyd, a farmer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1776), before becoming a priest. In 1785 he published a two-volume translation of ...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by R. W. Truman

Burke, Ulick Ralph (1845–1895), Spanish scholar, eldest son of Charles Granby Burke (b. 1814), of St Philip's, Milltown, co. Dublin, master of the court of common pleas in Ireland (1852–82), and his first wife, Emma Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Ralph Creyke...

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Fenton, Sir Geoffrey (c. 1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland, was one of seven children (six sons, one daughter) of Henry Fenton from Stretton-le-Steeple in Nottinghamshire and Cicely, daughter of John Beaumont of Coleorton, Leicestershire. Little is known of Fenton's early life, but, as he acknowledges in his first published work, he travelled extensively, possibly to ...

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Hincks, Edward (1792–1866), orientalist, eldest of the seven children of Thomas Dix Hincks (1767–1857) and his wife, Anne Boult (1767–1835), was born at Princess Street, Cork, on 19 August 1792. His younger brothers included William Hincks and Francis Hincks. The family moved to ...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Raymond Refaussé

Le Fanu, Philip (1735–1795), translator, was born on 13 March 1735 and baptized in St Peter's Church, Dublin, the eldest of nine children of William Le Fanu (1708–1797) and Henriette Roboteau (1709–1789). His family, which appears first in the mid-sixteenth century in Vire...

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Loftus, Dudley (1618–1695), orientalist and jurist, was born at Rathfarnham Castle, co. Dublin, the third son of Sir Adam Loftus (b. 1590/91, d. in or after 1641), later lord justice and chancellor of Ireland, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Walter Vaughan...

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Lynegar, Charles [Cormac Ó Luinín] (fl. 1708–1731), Irish-language scholar and antiquary, was probably born in co. Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of Matha Bán Ó Luinín. The self-styled (ardollamh Éireann'chief master of bardic learning in Ireland'), he belonged to the last generation of (...

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Norman Moore

revised by Anita McConnell

Macbrady, Philip [Pilip Mac Brádaigh] (fl. 1711), Irish scholar, was born in co. Cavan. He was brought up a protestant and became vicar of the parish of Inishmagrath, in the diocese of Kilmore—hence the by-name Pilip Ministeir by which he was also known. He translated into Irish a sermon preached by ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Jessica Hinings

Mangin, Edward (1772–1852), writer and translator, was born in Dublin on 15 July 1772, the eldest son of Samuel Henry Mangin (d. 1798) of the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons, afterwards lieutenant-colonel of the 14th, and finally of the 12th (Prince of Wales's) light dragoons...

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Ormsby, John (1829–1895), writer and translator, was born at Gortner Abbey, co. Mayo, on 25 April 1829, the eldest child and only son of George Ormsby (d. 1836), of the 3rd dragoon guards, who had fought in the Peninsula and became high sheriff of ...

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Raymond, Anthony (1675–1726), Church of Ireland clergyman and Irish language scholar, was born at Ballyloughrane, near Listowel, co. Kerry, the second son of Anthony Raymond and his wife, Ann (née Taylor). The father was the second of the family to hold land in ...

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Renzy, Sir Matthew de (1577–1634), customs official and Gaelic scholar, was born in 1577 in 'Cullen' (probably Cologne), Germany. Having spent some time as a cloth dealer in Antwerp, he moved to London and lived there as a merchant stranger in ...

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Wright, Charles Henry Hamilton (1836–1909), Hebraist and theologian, was born at Dublin on 9 March 1836, the second son of the ten children of Edward Wright, barrister of Floraville, Donnybrook, co. Dublin, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Joseph Wright of Beech Hill, Donnybrook...