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Desmond Fitzgerald

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(?1888–1947), revolutionary and playwright; born in London, he was a poet in his early man-hood, before joining the IRB (see IRA) in Co. Kerry. He fought in the GPO during ... ...

FitzGerald, Desmond

FitzGerald, Desmond (20 May 1846)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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..., Desmond ( b Nassau , 20 May 1846 ; d Brookline, MA , 22 Sept 1926 ), engineer , patron and collector . FitzGerald was educated in Providence, RI, in Paris and at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He studied engineering and in 1873 became superintendent of the western division of the Boston Water Works, where he was instrumental in bringing about the sanitation of the water supply. FitzGerald had studied sculpture in Paris as a young boy, and his love of art manifested itself in the creation of a collection of contemporary works by...

Desmond, Gerald FitzGerald, 14th earl of

Desmond, Gerald FitzGerald, 14th earl of (1533–1583)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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..., Gerald FitzGerald, 14th earl of ( c. 1533–1583 ). The son of a usurper, Gerald had little formal education and certainly no training as a courtier, unlike his great rival, Black Tom Butler, 10th earl of Ormond . Because of disputes with Butler, most notably the pitched battle at Affane in 1565 , he suffered six years' imprisonment in England. In the mid‐1570s, having returned with huge debts to a war‐torn land, he seemed to have turned the corner by abandoning coyne and livery and promoting law and order in league with Sir William Drury , the ...

Desmond, Thomas FitzGerald, 8th earl of

Desmond, Thomas FitzGerald, 8th earl of (c.1426–1468)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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..., Thomas FitzGerald, 8th earl of ( c. 1426–1468 ), the key figure in an unusual attempt to extend the Dublin administration's normal range of operation by associating the most remote of the three Irish earls with the governorship. In 1462 , when he became earl, Desmond defeated Ormond 's heir at Pilltown to end a Lancastrian rising ( see wars of the roses ). Edward IV rewarded him by appointing him deputy in 1463 and he cooperated closely with his kinsman, the earl of Kildare . Yet his introduction into the English Pale of coyne and livery...

Desmond, James FitzGerald, 10th earl of

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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..., James FitzGerald, 10th earl of ( d. 1529 ). James took over the administration of the lordship while his father was still alive in the 1510s and when Desmond power was under heavy pressure from surrounding magnates. He is best known for his contacts with foreign powers. When England went to war with France, he entertained French agents at Askeaton in 1523 and agreed to support the Yorkist pretender, Richard de la Pole , for the English throne. After the Butlers defeated his client Richard Power , and established themselves in Dungarvan, Desmond...

Desmond FitzGerald

Desmond FitzGerald  

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(b Nassau, 20 May 1846; d Brookline, MA, 22 Sept 1926),engineer, patron and collector. FitzGerald was educated in Providence, RI, in Paris and at the Phillips Academy in Andover ...
Fitzgerald, Desmond

Fitzgerald, Desmond (?1888–1947)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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..., Desmond ( ?1888–1947 ) , revolutionary and playwright; born in London, he was a poet in his early man-hood, before joining the IRB ( see IRA ) in Co. Kerry. He fought in the GPO during the Easter Rising for which he was imprisoned. On his release in 1918 he rejoined the struggle for independence in the Anglo-Irish war , and supported the Treaty side in 1922 . He served in politics until 1943 . A play The Saints ( 1919 ) was produced at the Abbey Theatre , and he also wrote political philosophy. His son, Garrett Fitzgerald became...

Desmond, Gerald FitzGerald, 14th earl of

Desmond, Gerald FitzGerald, 14th earl of  

(c.1533–1583).The son of a usurper, Gerald had little formal education and certainly no training as a courtier, unlike his great rival, Black Tom Butler, 10th earl of Ormond. Because ...
Desmond, James FitzGerald, 10th earl of

Desmond, James FitzGerald, 10th earl of  

(d. 1529).James took over the administration of the lordship while his father was still alive in the 1510s and when Desmond power was under heavy pressure from surrounding magnates. ...
Desmond, Thomas FitzGerald, 8th earl of

Desmond, Thomas FitzGerald, 8th earl of  

(c.1426–1468),the key figure in an unusual attempt to extend the Dublin administration's normal range of operation by associating the most remote of the three Irish earls with the governorship. ...
Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond

Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond (c.1533–83)   Reference library

J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond [I] ( c. 1533–83 ) . Fitzgerald succeeded his father in the earldom in 1558 , in his mid-twenties. In 1565 he was wounded in private warfare with Ormond and sent to the Tower 1567–70 . From 1574 he was in conspiracy against Elizabeth and from 1579 in open rebellion under papal encouragement. He was killed in 1583 and his head stuck on London bridge. ‘Dim-witted, barely literate, more a captain than a courtier,’ is a modern assessment. J. A....

Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond [I] ( c. 1533–83 ). Fitzgerald succeeded his father in the earldom in 1558 , in his mid‐twenties. In 1565 he was wounded in private warfare with Ormond and sent to the Tower 1567–70 . From 1574 he was in conspiracy against Elizabeth and from 1579 in open rebellion under papal encouragement. He was killed in 1583 and his head stuck on London...

Fitzgerald, James, 15th earl of Desmond

Fitzgerald, James, 15th earl of Desmond (c.1570–1601)   Reference library

J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., James, 15th earl of Desmond [I] ( c. 1570–1601 ) . Fitzgerald was about 13 when his father, the 14th earl, was killed in open rebellion. The boy was put into the Tower of London, where he seems to have been in indifferent health. Left there until 1600 , he was brought out during the Tyrone rebellion, created earl, and sent to Ireland in the hope that he could bring his compatriots back to submission. But the Irish repudiated him as a protestant and a puppet, and he returned to England, dying shortly afterwards. His period of semi-freedom in adult...

Desmond Fitzgerald

Desmond Fitzgerald  

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(?1888–1947),revolutionary and playwright; born in London, he was a poet in his early man-hood, before joining the IRB (see IRA) in Co. Kerry. He fought in the GPO during ...
Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond

Fitzgerald, Gerald, 14th earl of Desmond  

(c. 1533–83).Fitzgerald succeeded his father in the earldom in 1558, in his mid‐twenties. In 1565 he was wounded in private warfare with Ormond and sent to the Tower 1567–70. From 1574 he was in ...
Desmond

Desmond  

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[Ir. Deasmhumhain, Desmuma, South Munster]. A territory in southern Ireland, recognized before the carving out of counties in the 17th century, coextensive today with Co. Kerry and much of Co. Cork ...
FitzGerald (Decies)

FitzGerald (Decies)  

When the Desmond Geraldine John fitz Thomas (d. 1261) married the daughter of Thomas fitz Anthony, seneschal of Leinster, he was granted lands centred on the honour of Dungarvan, thus ...
Desmond rebellions

Desmond rebellions  

(1569–73, 1579–83),revolts against Tudor centralization which paved the way for the Munster planatation. The FitzGerald earldom of Desmond was too impoverished and too militarized to make the kind of ...
knights of Kerry

knights of Kerry  

Title of a cadet branch of the Fitzgeralds of Desmond, hereditary collectors of the Desmonds' rents in the county. As with the knights of Glin, the origins of the title, which first appears in the ...
James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald

James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald  

(d. 1579).Fitzgerald was cousin of Gerald, the 14th earl of Desmond [I]. In 1569 he claimed the earldom for himself and launched a catholic crusade. Forced to submit in 1573, he went to the ...
Desmond

Desmond  

Title of the FitzGerald lordship and earldom in Munster, held by the descendants of Thomas fitz Maurice (d. 1213), a younger son of Maurice fitz Gerald, who had landed at ...

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