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  • s. xx–xxi
  • 1729/30–1797
Dublin-born politician, historian and author

Burns (Rabbie) See: Robert Burns

  • 1759–1796
  • Alloway
Alloway-born Scottish poet who wrote in English and Scots and is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement; collector of traditional songs and ballads; was active as an exciseman.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • fl. 17th century, first half
An Irish healer known simply as Butler, who is known from an account by Flemish chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont and from the correspondence of Henry Oldenburg.
Irish antiquarian.
Edmund MacRichard Butler, or in Irish, Éamonn Mac Risteard Buitilléar, was head of the Butlers of Polestown, eldest son of Sir Richard Butler and nephew to James Butler, fourth earl of Ormond; ‘MacRichard of Ossory’.
Irish statesman, first duke of Ormond, lord lieutenant of Ireland.
James Butler (in Irish, Séamus Buitilléar) was fourth earl of Ormond, known as the ‘White Earl’, elder son of James Butler, previous earl of Ormond, and Anne Welles; patron of Irish learning and literature.