Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Rathmore, County Meath, Ireland
Death: October 25, 1957 (79)
Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of John William Plunkett, 17th Baron of Dunsay and Ernle Elizabeth Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Husband of Beatrice, Baroness Dunsany
Father of Randal Arthur Henry Plunkett, Lt.-Col. 19th Baron of Dunsany
Brother of Admiral Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, KCB, DSO, JP, DL

Occupation: Writer
Managed by: Chris Duben
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About Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany.


Edward John Morton Drax Plunkett, 17th Lord Dunsany

  • Born on 24 July 1878.
  • Son of John William Plunkett, 16th Lord Dunsany and Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria Grosvenor Burton.
  • Married Lady Beatrice Child-Villiers, daughter of Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Island of Jersey and Hon. Margaret Elizabeth Leigh, on 15 September 1904.
  • Died on 25 October 1957 at age 79.
  • Educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.
  • 2nd Lieutenant in the service of the Coldstream Guards.
  • Fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900.
  • Succeeded to the title of 17th Lord Dunsany [I., c. 1462] on 16 January 1899.
  • Fought in the First World War, where he was wounded.
  • Captain in the service of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
  • Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.)
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) by Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1940.

Child of Edward John Morton Drax Plunkett, 17th Lord Dunsany and Lady Beatrice Child-Villiers

  • Lt.-Col. Randal Arthur Henry Plunkett, 18th Lord Dunsany b. 25 Aug 1906, d. c 8 Feb 1999

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_of_Dunsany gives place of birth as London, and place of death Dublin;
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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany's Timeline

1878
July 24, 1878
County Meath, Ireland
1906
August 25, 1906
Age 28
Portobello House, Dublin, Ireland
1957
October 25, 1957
Age 79
Dublin, Ireland