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O'Connell, Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell in the French nobility

James Kelly

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/20500

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O'Connell, Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell in the French nobility (1745–1833), army officer in the French service, the youngest surviving son of Daniel O'Connell (c.1701–1770), landowner, and Maire O'Donoghue (c.1708–1795) of Derrynane, co. Kerry, was born in Derrynane on 21 May 1745, though August 1747 was the date cited during much of his lifetime. There is no specific information, but the fact that as a teenager he could read and write fluently and was conversant with French, English, and Latin indicates that he received some formal education. His career of choice was soldiering and his evident intention when he set off for ...

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