February 13

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1871 Joseph Devlin, the leading Ulster nationalist over a 30-year period, who began his parliamentary career when returned for North Kilkenny in 1902, born in Hamill Street, west Belfast.
  • 1864 Stephen Gwynn, nationalist and writer and grandson of William Smith O’Brien, born in Dublin. His son, Denis Gwynn (1893–1971), was Professor of Modern History at UCC (1946–63).
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