Person:Edward Plunkett (2)

Edward John Morton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
b.24 Jul 1878
d.25 Oct 1957
m. 3 Apr 1877
  1. Edward John Morton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany1878 - 1957
  2. Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax1880 - 1967
m. 15 Sep 1904
Facts and Events
Name Edward John Morton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Jul 1878
Marriage 15 Sep 1904 to Lady Beatrice Child-Villiers
Death[1] 25 Oct 1957
Reference Number? Q458658?

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (; 24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957), was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime, and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. Dunsany's œuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as plays, novels and essays. He achieved great fame and success with his early short stories and plays, and during the 1910s was considered one of the greatest living writers of the English-speaking world; he is today best known for his 1924 fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter.

Born and raised in London, to the second-oldest title (created 1439) in the Irish peerage, Dunsany lived much of his life at what may be Ireland's longest-inhabited house, Dunsany Castle near Tara, worked with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, was chess and pistol-shooting champion of Ireland, and travelled and hunted extensively. He died in Dublin after an attack of appendicitis.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.