John FitzGerald, 4th Earl of Desmond

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John FitzGerald

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: March 4, 1399 (39)
Ballina, North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerald fitz Maurice, 3rd Earl Desmond and Alianore Butler, Countess of Desmond
Husband of Mary FitzGerald, Countess of Desmond
Father of Thomas FitzJohn, 5th Earl of Desmond
Brother of Joan FitzGerald; Catherine Butler; Robert Fitzgerald, Sir Knight de Adair; Ellice FitzGerald; James FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Desmond and 2 others

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About John FitzGerald, 4th Earl of Desmond

"Gerald the 'Rhymer', as his subjects named him, 4th Earl of Desmond (1359-1398),was known as 'the poet' His learning was so deep and his acquirements so wide, that he was regarded as a magician."

taken from the book, 'The Story of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus, chapter XL,The Geraldines, page 354-355, copyright MCMXXI

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John FitzGerald, 4th Earl of Desmond's Timeline

1359
July 20, 1359
Ireland
1385
1385
Age 25
Lough Gur Castle, Limerick, Ireland
1399
March 4, 1399
Age 39
Ballina, North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland