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Campbell, James Joseph [pseud. Ultach] (1910–1979), scholar and educationist, was born on 8 March 1910 at 237 New Lodge Road, Belfast, the second (and eldest surviving) of the five children of James Campbell (c.1862–1930) and his second wife, Bridget McTeggart (1878–1959)...

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Corcoran, Timothy Joseph (1872–1943), Roman Catholic priest and educationist, was born at Honeymount, near Roscrea, co. Tipperary, Ireland, on 17 January 1872, the first of seven children, five boys and two girls, born to Thomas Corcoran (1848–1922) and his wife, Alice Gleeson (1846–1911)...

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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838) by Valentine Green, pubd 1787 (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Doyle, James Warren (1786–1834), Roman Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, political controversialist, and educationist, was born in September 1786 in New Ross, co. Wexford, the last of four children of James Doyle, a farmer, and his second wife, Anne Warren.

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Feinaigle, Gregor von [formerly Gregor Feinoegl] (1760–1819), mnemonist and educator, was born at Ueberlingen in Swabia, southern Germany, on 22 August 1760, the son of Maria Magdalena Feinoegl. His father's name is not known. He joined the Cistercian abbey of Salem and was professed in 1780 and ordained priest in 1785, but the monastery was dissolved following the Napoleonic wars. From 1803 to 1806 he and his brother ...

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Thomas Aloysius Finlay (1848–1940) by Leo Whelan University College Dublin Collection

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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Kane, Sir Robert John (1809–1890), chemist and educationist, was born at 48 Henry Street, Dublin, on 24 September 1809, the son of John Kane, a manufacturing chemist. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (1828–35), and studied medical and practical science in both ...

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Keenan, Sir Patrick Joseph (1826–1894), educationist and educational administrator, was born, probably in Dublin, the son of John Keenan of Phibsborough, Dublin, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Patrick Sherlock of Dublin. He had at least one sister. He was educated at Ratoath national school, Meath...

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Lauwerys, Joseph Albert (1902–1981), educationist, was born in Brussels on 7 November 1902, the eldest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Henry Lauwerys, a tailor, and his wife, Louise Nagels. The family were mainly French speaking. In 1914 they fled to ...

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Lawrenson [née Molyneux], Mary Ann (1850–1943), co-operative movement activist and educationist, was born on 23 March 1850 at 49 Castle Street East, Marylebone, Middlesex, the eldest of eleven children of John Molyneux, printer, trade unionist, and co-operative movement activist, and his wife, ...

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Marley, Hilda Gertrude [name in religion Marie Hilda] (1876–1951), psychologist and educationist, was born at Gaunless Mill, Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, on 13 October 1876, the youngest of seven children of George Marley, a miller, and his wife, Marie Anne Caroline, née...

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Mulally, Teresa (1728–1803), educationist, was born in October 1728 in Pill Lane, Dublin, and baptized on 17 October, the only child of Daniel Mulally, a provision dealer, and his wife, Elizabeth. The Mulallys' circumstances were apparently comfortable, and Teresa evidently received a good education. When she was seventeen, however, the family suffered a financial and social reverse which forced ...

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Honora Nagle (1718–1784) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nagle, Honora [Nano] (1718–1784), educationist and founder of the Presentation order, was born at Ballygriffin, near Mallow, co. Cork, the eldest of seven children of Garret Nagle (d. c.1746), landowner and merchant, and his wife, Ann (d. 1748), daughter of ...

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Newsom, Sir John Hubert (1910–1971), educationist, was born in Glasgow on 8 June 1910, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hubert Nash Newsom and his wife, Dorothy Elliott. His brother died young. His father, having served as an army officer in ...

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Sir John Hubert Newsom (1910–1971) by Walter Bird, 1964 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pepper, John Henry (1821–1900), illusionist and educationist, was born at Great Queen Street, Westminster, on 17 June 1821, the son of Charles Bailey Pepper (d. 1854), a civil engineer. He was educated at Loughborough House, Brixton, and King's College School, in the ...

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Rice, Edmund Ignatius (1762–1844), founder of the Irish Christian Brothers and educationist, was born on 1 June 1762 at Westcourt, near Callan, co. Kilkenny. He was the fourth of the seven sons of Robert Rice, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Murphy, née...