FitzGerald (Gerald) (3rd earl of Desmond)

  • 1338–1398
  • Irish poets
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Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd earl of Desmond, justiciar of Ireland and poet, known as Gearóid Iarla; son of Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald.

earl of Desmond earldom of Desmondearldom of Desmond

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July 1358–1398Known as Gearóid Iarla. The office did not pass to his older brother Nicholas, who was thought to be incompetent or even idiotic.
See also: FitzGerald (Maurice) [2nd earl of Desmond]
FitzGerald (Maurice) ... 2nd earl of Desmond
(fl. 1356–d. 1357)
Maurice fitz Maurice FitzGerald, succeeded his father Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald, first earl of Desmond, in 1356 but died in 1357.

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FitzGerald dynasty of Desmond
FitzGerald dynasty of Desmond
Leading family in Ireland, originally Anglo-Norman or Cambro-Norman, that produced the earls of Desmond.

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McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed., Online: Royal Irish Academy, Cambridge University Press, 2009–present. URL: <https://www.dib.ie>.
[id. 003151.v1. ‘FitzGerald, Gerald fitz Maurice (‘Gearóid Iarla’)’] direct link
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Mac Niocaill (Gearóid) [id. 9553. ‘Fitzgerald, Gerald fitz Maurice, third earl of Desmondlocked (1338?–1398)’] direct link
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