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Goldsmith, Oliver

John A. Dussinger

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10924

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Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?–1774), author, was born on 10 November, probably 1728, at Pallas, near Ballymahon, in the parish of Forney, co. Longford, Ireland, the second son and fifth child of Charles Goldsmith (c.1690–1747), curate at Kilkenny West, and his wife, ...

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