John FitzGerald, 4th Earl of Desmond

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John FitzGerald

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Ballina, North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
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Son of Gerald Fitzgerald, 3rd Earl Desmond and Alianore le Botiller, Countess of Desmond
Husband of Mary FitzGerald, Countess of Desmond
Father of Thomas fitz John FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Desmond and James FitzGerald
Brother of Robert Fitzgerald, Sir Knight de Adair; Joan FitzGerald; William Fitzgerald; Catherine FitzGerald; Amy FitzMaurice FitzGerald 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
1399
March 4, 1399
Age 39
Ballina, North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
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