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William Drennan

(1754—1820) physician, poet, and political reformer

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Belfast Academical Institution

Belfast Academical Institution  

Later Royal Belfast Academical Institution, opened in 1814 as a non‐denominational college of higher education, though in practice drawing most of its students from the Presbyterian population. The ...
Francis Hutcheson

Francis Hutcheson  

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(1694–1746)Moral and political philosopher. Born in Ulster, Hutcheson was educated at Glasgow as a Presbyterian, but returned to work in Dublin until 1740, when he was elected professor of moral ...
John Abernethy

John Abernethy  

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(1680–1740)John Abernethy was born probably at Brigh, Co. Tyrone on 19 October 1680 and died in Dublin on 1 December 1740. His father was one of the Presbyterian ministers ...
John Philpot Curran

John Philpot Curran  

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(1750–1817),barrister and orator. Born in Newmarket, Co. Cork, he was educated in TCD and the Middle Temple. As an MP in the Irish Parliament (1783–97) he spoke in favour ...
Thomas Drennan

Thomas Drennan  

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(1696–1768)Thomas Drennan was born in Belfast on 25 December 1696 and died there on 14 February 1768. In the session 1714–15 he entered Glasgow University in the penultimate year ...
United Irishmen

United Irishmen  

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A society established in Belfast in 1791 by Wolfe Tone and others with the aim of bringing about religious equality and parliamentary reform in Ireland. Inspired by the ideals of the French ...

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