John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare (1748 - 1802)

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About John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare

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John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare PC (Ire) (c. 1749 – 28 January 1802), later known as Earl of Clare or Lord Clare, was Attorney-General for Ireland in 1783, then Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1789, in which capacity he was first promoted to the Irish peerage.

He was a controversial figure in Irish history, being described variously as a Protestant hardliner, a staunch anti-Catholic, and an early supporter of Union with England (which finally happened shortly before his death). He is said to have been an early opponent of measures for Catholic political relief (meaning the removal of some or all legal disabilities against Catholics) in both Ireland and Great Britain, and may have been the first to suggest to George III that the King would violate his coronation oath if he consented to the admission of Catholics to Parliament.

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John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare's Timeline

1748
1748
1786
July 1, 1786
Age 38
Dublin, Ireland
1792
June 10, 1792
Age 44
Dublin, Ireland
1793
October 2, 1793
Age 45
1795
1795
Age 47
1802
January 28, 1802
Age 54