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Daniel O'Connell - The Liberator
Daniel O'Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847); often referred to as The Liberator, or The Emancipator was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland.
Politician--"The Liberator". Campaigner for radical policies and the rights of Roman Catholics. Began his successful practice as a lawyer in Munster in 1798. Founded the Catholic Association as a pressure group for emancipation. Elected MP for Claire in 1828, forcing the Government to allow Catholics to sit in Parliament. Founded the Repeal Association in 1840, hoping to get the Union repealed by peaceful means. Elected Dublin's Lord Mayor in 1841. Arrested 1843 for conspiracy--sentenced...
Daniel O'Connell (Irish: Dónall Ó Conaill; 6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland.
O'Connell was born at Carhan near Cahersiveen, County Kerry, to the O'Connells of Derrynane, a once-wealthy Roman Catholic family, that had been dispossessed of its lands. Among his uncles was Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell, an officer in the Irish Brigades of the French Army. A famous aunt was Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, while Sir James O'Connell, 1st Baronet, was his younger brother. Under the patronage of his wealthy bachelor uncle Maurice "Hunting Cap" O'Connell, he studied at Douai in France and was admitted as a barrister to Lincoln's Inn in 1794, transferring to Dublin's King's Inns two years later. In his early years, he became acquainted with the pro-democracy radicals of the time and committed himself to bringing equal rights and religious tolerance to his own country.
Daniel O'Connell "The Liberator"'s Timeline
August 6, 1775
Cahersiveen, County Kerry
October 31, 1804
May 15, 1847
Genoa, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy