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The page of Drennan, William, English biography

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Drennan, William


William Drennan (1754 – 5 February 1820), a physician, poet and political radical, was one of the chief architects of the Society of United Irishmen. He is known as the first to refer in print to Ireland as "the emerald isle" in his poem "When Erin first rose".

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