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Great Irish Heroes - Fifty Irishmen and Women Who Shaped the World.

Author: Stuart Pearson
Publisher: London : John Blake Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this companion volume to Great Scottish Heroes, Stuart Pearson examines the lives and careers of fifty of the greatest Irishmen and women from St Columba to Brian O'Driscoll, Brian Boru to Pierce  Read more...

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Pearson, Stuart.
Great Irish Heroes - Fifty Irishmen and Women Who Shaped the World.
London : John Blake Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Pearson
ISBN: 9781786061744 1786061740
OCLC Number: 968737096
Notes: JOHN HUME (1937- ): Politician and Nobel Peace laureate.
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; SAINT COLUMBA (COLUMCILLE) (c.521-97): Irish saint and missionary to Scotland; BRIAN BORU (c.941-1014): Last High King of Ireland; GRACE O'MALLEY (c.1530-1603): Sea trader and pirate queen; ROBERT BOYLE (1627-91): Natural philosopher and chemist; PATRICK SARSFIELD, 1ST EARL OF LUCAN (c.1655-93): Jacobite commander; KIT CAVANAGH (1667-1739): Soldier; TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN (1670-1738): Harpist and composer of Irish folk music; AMBROSIO O'HIGGINS (c.1720-1801): Viceroy of Chile and Marqués de Osorno; WOLFE TONE (1763-98): Irish patriot. MARY ANN MCCRACKEN (1770-1866): Radical and philanthropistSIR FRANCIS BEAUFORT (1774-1857): Admiral and hydrographer; DANIEL O'CONNELL (1775-1847): 'The Liberator'; CHARLES (CARLO) BIANCONI (1786-1875): Pioneer of public transport in Ireland; MARY AIKENHEAD (1787-1858): Founder of the Sisters of Charity; JAMES GAMBLE (1803-91): Industrialist, co-founder of Procter & Gamble; GEORGE BOOLE (1815-64): Mathematician; CATHERINE HAYES (1818-61): First Irish diva; WILLIAM THOMSON, 1ST BARON KELVIN (1824-1907): Mathematical physicist and engineer. THOMAS D'ARCY MCGEE (1825-68): One of the 'Fathers' of Canadian ConfederationELIZA LYNCH (1835-86): 'Queen' of Paraguay; JOHN PHILIP HOLLAND (1841-1914): Inventor of the modern submarine; THOMAS JOHN BARNARDO (1845-1905): Philanthropist; MICHAEL DAVITT (1846-1906): Founder of the Irish Land League; CHARLES STEWART PARNELL (1846-91): Politician and nationalist; MICHAEL CUSACK (1847-1906): Founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association; OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900): Man of letters; GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950): Playwright and Nobel laureate. WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939): Poet, playwright and Ireland's first Nobel laureateCONSTANCE, COUNTESS MARKIEVICZ (1868-1927): Revolutionary and politician; EVA GORE-BOOTH (1870-1926): Labour reformer, poet and suffragist; KATHLEEN LYNN (1874-1955): Medical doctor and political activist; SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON (1874-1922): Antarctic explorer; HANNA SHEEHY-SKEFFINGTON (1877-1946): Feminist and nationalist; MARGARET COUSINS (1878-1954): Suffragist, educator and theosophist; PATRICK PEARSE (PÁDRAIG MACPIARAIS) (1879-1916): Writer, educator and revolutionary. ÉAMON DE VALERA (1882-1975): Dominant Irish politician of the twentieth centuryHARRY FERGUSON (1884-1960): Engineer and developer of the modern agricultural tractor; MICHAEL COLLINS (1890-1922): Revolutionary leader and military commander; MONSIGNOR HUGH O'FLAHERTY (1898-1963): Roman Catholic priest and Vatican official; DAME NINETTE DE VALOIS (1898-2001): Ballet dancer and founder of the Royal Ballet; ERNEST WALTON (1903-95): Physicist and Nobel laureate; SEÁN MACBRIDE (1904-88): Lawyer, statesman and Nobel Peace laureate; CHAIM HERZOG (1918-97): Soldier, lawyer and President of Israel.

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