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John MacBride

Major John MacBride (1865 - May 5, 1916) Irish nationalist (see Irish Republic), who was executed for his leading role in the Easter Rising of 1916.

Beginning in 1893, MacBride was termed a "dangerous nationalist" by the British government.

He took part in the Boer war, where he was commissioned with the rank of major in the Boer army and given Boer citizenship.

In 1903, he married the Irish nationalist Maud Gonne, who he had met in 1900 and through whom he had met W.B. Yeats.

MacBride, after a court martial under the Defence of The Realms Acts[?], was shot by British troops in Kilmainham Jail[?], Dublin, after the 1916 Easter Rising, and is now buried in Arbour Hill Cemetery[?], Dublin.

His son, Sean MacBride, won the 1974 Nobel Prize for Peace.



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