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Daniel McNaughtan (1802/33–1865) by unknown engraver, pubd 1843 © National Portrait Gallery, London


McNaughtan [McNaghten], Daniel (1802/3–1865), criminal lunatic, born in Scotland (probably in Glasgow), was a wood-turner and political radical in Glasgow prior to the events of 20 January 1843 which earned him a place in the legal history of the plea of insanity, as the eponymist of the ...