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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 2013.
- Abraham, William (18401915), nationalist MP
- Archdeacon, Matthew (17981853), writer and schoolmaster
- Beirne, Bryan Patrick (191898), entomologist and pest-control expert
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Charles, Sir (Richard) Havelock (1858–1934), 1st baronet, anatomist, was born 10 March 1858, sixth among seven sons of Dr David H. Charles and Annie E. Charles (née Allen), of Loy House, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. He adopted his father's profession, and was trained at QCC, where his older brother, John James Charles (qv), became professor of anatomy and physiology in 1875. Another brother was Robert H. Charles (qv), a renowned Biblical scholar. He graduated MD from the Royal University of Ireland (1...