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Maurice FitzGerald [1st earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Maurice) ... 1st earl of Desmond
first earl of Desmond and justificiar of Ireland, son of Thomas fitz Maurice FitzGerald, who was lord of Decies and Desmond and justiciar of Ireland, and of Margaret daughter of Thomas of Berkeley.
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Robin FlowerFlower (Robin)
(d. 1946)
Irish scholar.
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(fl. 615)
Gallus, Saint Gall, Saint Gallus
Reputed founder of St. Gall in modern-day Switzerland and one of Columbanus’ companions. His 9th-century Lives written at Reichenau claim that he was of Irish origin.
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Garald of MayoGarald of Mayo
(d. 732)
Northumbrian associate of Colmán of Lindisfarne, abbot of Mag Eo (Mayo).
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Elis GruffyddGruffydd (Elis)
Welsh administrator and soldier as well as a chronicler and translator, who is probably known for having compiled an extensive Welsh-language chronicle of world history.
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Jaspar GryffythGryffyth (Jaspar)
(d. 1614)
Gryffyth (Jasper), Griffith (Jaspar)
Welsh clergyman and collector of manuscripts.
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Guto'r GlynGuto’r Glyn
(fl. c.1431–c.1490)
Welsh poet who produced a substantial body of praise poetry. His patrons included men such as Sir Richard Gethin of Builth, William Herbert of Raglan, Sir Roger Kynaston of Knockin and Henry Griffith of Newcourt.
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Gutun OwainGutun Owain
(fl. second half of the 15th century)
Gruffudd ap Huw ab Owain
Gutun Owain (Gruffudd ap Huw ab Owain), Welsh poet and scribe
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Pádraigín HaicéadHaicéad (Pádraigín)
Hackett (Patrick)
Irish Dominican priest, prior of Cashel, and poet.
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Augusta HallHall (Augusta)
Augusta Hall (née Waddington) was a patron of Welsh language and culture.
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Edward HarleyHarley (Edward)
Second earl of Oxford and Mortimer in succession to his father Robert Harley.
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Robert HarleyHarley (Robert)
First earl of Oxford and Mortimer.
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Herbert [bishop of Glasgow]Herbert ... bishop of Glasgow
(d. 1164)
Herbert of Selkirk
Tironensian monk who became third abbot of Selkirk (which moved to Kelso during his abbacy) and bishop of Glasgow (1147-1164).
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Hopcyn ap Tomas ab EinionHopcyn ap Tomas ab Einion
(fl. 1337–1408)
Hopkyn ap Thomas
Welsh nobleman and patron.
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Iolo MorganwgIolo Morganwg ... Edward Williams
Williams (Edward) ... Iolo Morganwg
Edward Williams, better known by the bardic name he chose for himself, Iolo Morganwg, was a Welsh poet and antiquarian as well as a literary forger.
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John of CornwallJohn of Cornwall
(d. in/after 1198)
Theologian and author.
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John of FordunJohn of Fordun
(d. in or after 1363)
John Fordun, Fordun (John)
Scottish historian and author of what is known as the Chronica gentis Scotorum, which was incorporated into Walter Bower’s Polychronicon. The Gesta annalia were also formerly attributed to him, but are now known as two works, Gesta annalia I and its continuation, Gesta annalia II, that are not connected to Fordun. Little is known of his life.
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Robert Jones [1810-1879]Jones (Robert) ... 1810-1879
Welsh Anglican priest, vicar of All Saints’ Church, Rotherhithe, London, as well as scholar of Welsh language and literature.
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William Jordan [of Helston]Jordan (William) ... of Helston
(fl. 1611)
Cornishman responisible for an incomplete transcript of the Cornish biblical play known as The creacion of the world or Gwreans an bys.
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P. W. JoyceJoyce (P. W.)
Irish historian, toponymist, writer and collector of music and oral traditions.
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John KeigwinKeigwin (John)
Cornish antiquary known for his translations of the Cornish plays Pascon agan Arluth and Gwreans an bys.
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(d. 612x614)
also known by his pet-name Mungo, patron saint of the diocese of Glasgow, who is described as a Briton, son of St Teneu (Thaney) of Lothian and British chieftain Owain.
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Robert KirkKirk (Robert)
Episcopalian minister of Aberfoyle, Gaelic scholar and folklorist. He supervised the first combined edition of the Irish translations of the OT and NT, An Bíobla Naomhtha, in London in 1690. Kirk had the text transliterated from Irish into Roman script so that it might serve readers in the Scottish Highlands, although it remained an Irish text.
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James Kirkwood [Church of Scotland minister]Kirkwood (James) ... Church of Scotland minister
Church of Scotland minister who advocated the use of Scottish Gaelic and played an important role in Robert Kirk’s translation of the Bible into Scottish Gaelic.
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Stephen LangtonLangton (Stephen)
English cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury, who was consecrated in 1207, but did not accede to the see until 1213, after a period of exile.
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Lawrence of DurhamLawrence of Durham
(c. 1110–1154)
English monk of Durham priory, who went on to become sub-prior and later prior. He was also an author, hagiographer and poet and his prose writings include a Latin Life of St Brigit, which he sent to Ailred of Rievaulx.
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John LelandLeland (John)
English antiquary and poet.
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Lewys Glyn CothiLewys Glyn Cothi
(fl. 1447–1489)
Lewis Glyn Cothi, Llywelyn y Glyn
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Lewys MônLewys Môn
(d. 1527)
Welsh poet from Anglesey.
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Llywelyn ap GruffuddLlywelyn ap Gruffudd
(d. 1282)
prince of Wales, a son of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn and Senana; grandson of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth.
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Mac an Bhaird familyMac an Bhaird family
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Giolla na Naomh Mac AodhagáinMac Aodhagáin (Giolla na Naomh)
(fl. 15th century)
Irish scribe.
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Mac Bruaideadha familyMac Bruaideadha family
(fl. late 16th c./early 17th c.)
Mac Bruaidheadha family, Mac Bruideadha family, Mac Bruidheadha family, Clann Bhruaideadha
Irish Gaelic family of historians and poets based in Co. Clare.
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Tadhg mac Dáire Mac BruaidínMac Bruaidín (Tadhg mac Dáire)
(b. c.1570, d. in or after 1625)
Mac Bruaideadha (Tadgh mac Dáire)
Irish poet and genealogist of Co. Clare, ollamh to Donnchadh Ó Briain, 4th earl of Thomond; killed by one of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers.
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Muirchertach Mac LochlainnMac Lochlainn (Muirchertach)
(d. 1166)
Prince of Ailech and high-king of Ireland, son of Níall Mac Lochlainn.
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Díarmait Mac MurchadaMac Murchada (Díarmait)
Díarmait Mac Murchada, MacMurrough (Dermot), Díarmait na nGall
king of Leinster, son of Donnchad Mac Murchada (d. 1115)
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Rob Donn MacAoidhMacAoidh (Rob Donn)
(d. 1778)
Mackay (Robert Donn), Robert Donn
Scottish Gaelic poet.
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Patrick MacDonald [1729-1824]MacDonald (Patrick) ... 1729-1824
Minister at Kilmore in Argyll and a collector of Gaelic music.
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Henry MackenzieMackenzie (Henry)
Scottish lawyer and writer.
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Ewen MacLachlanMacLachlan (Ewen)
M'Lachlan (Ewen)
Gaelic scholar and poet; librarian at the University and King's College, Aberdeen (1800-1818); head of the Grammar School (1819-1822); was involved in the compilation of John Macleod’s Gaelic-English dictionary.
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John MacLeod [d. 1841]MacLeod (John) ... d. 1841
Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar.
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Máel Muru OthnaMáel Muru Othna
(d. 887)
Máel Muru of Othain
Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests
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Máel Sechnaill mac DomnaillMáel Sechnaill mac Domnaill
(d. 1022)
Máel Sechnaill II
King of Mide and high-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin branch of the Uí Néill.
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Maredudd ab OwainMaredudd ab Owain
(d. 999)
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Narcissus MarshMarsh (Narcissus)
English churchman in the Church of Ireland, who served as bishop of Ferns and Leighlin (1683–1689), archbishop of Cashel (1691–1694), archbishop of Dublin (1694–1703) and finally as archbishop of Armagh (1703–1713). He founded Marsh's Library in Dublin.
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William MauriceMaurice (William)
(d. 1680)
Welsh antiquary, collector of manuscripts
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Lewis Morris [d. 1765]Morris (Lewis) ... Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn
Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn ... d. 1765
Welsh scholar and land surveyor. He and his brother Richard founded the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion.
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Fynes MorysonMoryson (Fynes)
English official, traveller and travel writer born in Lincolnshire, who is best known for his Itenerary (1617),a multi-volume work in which he offers descriptions of and observations on the many lands he visited abroad. This includes an account of his experiences in Ireland, where he had been secretary to Lord Mountjoy, the Lord Deputy of Ireland.
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Muirchertach mac MuiredaigMuirchertach mac Muiredaig
Muirchertach mac Erca
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Muirchertach mac NéillMuirchertach mac Néill
(d. 943)
Muirchertach na Cochall Craicinin, Muirchertach of the Leather Cloaks
King of Ailech from the Cenél nÉogain, son of Níall Glúndub mac Áeda.
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