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The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
The following lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography Online in December 2012.
- Bielenberg, Christabel (1909-2003), anti-Nazi resister and writer
- Bielenberg, Peter (1911-2001), lawyer, anti-Nazi resister and farmer
- Browne, Dennis (1908-91), 10th marquess of Sligo, landowner and promoter of Irish tourism
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Babington, William (1756–1833), doctor and mineralogist, was born 21 May 1756 in Portglenone, Co. Antrim, son of Humphrey Babington, curate of Ahoghill, and his wife Dorothea (née Buttle or Battle). His brothers Thomas and Richard became clergymen; another brother, David Babington (1753–86), was MP for Ballyshannon 1797–1800, and voted against the union. William was apprenticed to a doctor in Derry city, completed his medical training at Guy's Hospital, London, and in 1777 (as assistant surgeon ...